I don’t always look my best when I take my kid to the bus stop at 6:40 a.m. and I know I am not the only one. It is dark in the morning and everyone stays in their car until the bus arrives.
We try not to make eye contact, but do I see other parents steaming up car windows with morning breath, bleary eyed, nursing a cup of coffee, some still in pajamas.
The morning bus stop is not a social event in my neighborhood. It is last minute family time when parents connect with children on important issues such as, “How much lunch money do you have left in your account?”
That’s why it was a bit jolting to learn that magisterial district judge candidate Paul Menditto was campaigning in Lehman Township at the Pocono Mountain Lake Estates private community bus stop Tuesday morning.
He was handing out pamphlets car to car before 7 a.m.
Seems you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a campaigning Paul Menditto these days.
There is a time and a place for everything. A campaign sales pitch at the morning bus stop is not the time.
Shouldn’t a judge candidate show some common sense?
Republican Paul Menditto is currently an elected Lehman Township Supervisor and works on the Lehman road crew. He s seeking the magisterial district judge seat that will be vacated by Stephen McBride in Pike County.
Also in the running are: democrat Robert Bowell, former litigation specialist, working in the court for the Division of Youth and Family Services and currently working as a certified Pennsylvania investigator of abuse and neglect in homes for the developmentally disabled; and also on the ballot, independent Lara Anne Dodsworth, who works locally as an attorney .