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OP/ED: Despite Past, Marchese Happy With Miceli Re-Election

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Dear Editor,

This past election cycle has been quite the whirlwind and very exhausting on all of us with all of the TV ads, mailers and telephone calls. I am quite happy with two things, first and foremost it’s all over (at least for two more years) and second that Representative James Miceli was re-elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. 

I know this may be a “what did he just say” moment, as Representative Miceli and I had a very well spirited campaign two years ago.  However, truth be told and all politics aside, Representative Miceli does do a great job for his constituents. Just recently a good friend of mine (and a very big supporter of my campaign) was going thru some tough times and reached out to Representative Miceli for help. It didn’t matter who my friend was or who he supported in the past, Representative Miceli and his staff looked past all that and did what they could to help. This caused me to pause a moment to understand what kind of a person Representative Miceli really is and all that he has done for our community. Just today (the day of this letter) I called Representative Miceli at home at 7:35 in the morning, (yes he really does answer his phone at home) and personally thanked him for what he did to help my friend and his family.  I congratulated Representative Miceli on his re-election and wished him good health and all the best in the future.

To that end, on our journey thru life, sometimes our compass may not point due North and we drift off course and head thru some rough seas, but as long as we remember that old saying, “second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning,” we will all find our way home. 

Regards,
Mario Marchese
Wilmington

Mario Marchese November 16, 2012 at 03:55 PM
It's called Inner Peace.
George Lingenfelter November 16, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Aha, now I know why your eyes are brown, Mario.
Mario Marchese November 17, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Okay, now that is just creepy!
Lennie Malvone November 19, 2012 at 10:08 PM
No George I supported Jim Miceli Because I am the Person whos Wife he helped in her fight agaisnt cancer, and whos Family he shared their sorrow with when she passed away in September all the while knowing that I was an ardent republican.So if you have a problem with that Sir then deal with it. People who threaten other people for what ever reason are stupid I dont need to lower my self to threats never have
George Lingenfelter November 20, 2012 at 03:46 PM
I am sorry for your loss,Lennie. I took care of my mother when she died from cancer when I was 22 years old. It was not a pleasant experience. I believe your apparent anger against me and perhaps your support for your friend Mario in this instance are misplaced. As I said in my previous post, I agree with your current support for Jim Miceli. I have no problem with that and did not say that I did (other than the hypocritical aspect in regard to Mario's self serving OP/ED story). However, you did not fully answer my question. Why was my support for Jim two years ago different than your support now? Why is Mario's current revelation “refreshing,” when my previous support warranted verbal threats against me and my family by your friend Mario and his republican supporters during that exceptionally nasty campaign? Again, what was different then?

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