Bay Ridge Interpol Reports Merlin of Malice O’Brien Working for 60th A.D. Democratic District Leader Candidate
In one of the best pieces of blogging I have read in some time, our reformer friends on the other side of the aisle take on controversial political consultant Gerry O’Brien (aka The Merlin of Malice). To not read Bay Ridge Interpol’s latest piece would truly be a crime. Thus, I have posted it here:
Inside sources close to The Kevin Peter Carroll Experience have told this highly respected and universally read blog that Team Carroll has in fact hired none other than the Merlin of Meatballs, Gerry “The Hitman” O’Brien, to run a smear campaign against Mr. Carroll’s opponent, 60th A.D. Male District Leader incumbent Ralph Perfetto.
Mr. O’Brien, a paid political contortionist who once allegedly assaulted a young Republican gadfly over brunch, has been known to whip up a mean smear campaign for his Republican cronies (at least the ones he isn’t busy physically attacking inside a local diner). However, when his cupboards are bare, Mr. O’Brien has been known to work for a liberal progressive Democrat or two. Hey, times are tough and daddy needs new shoes.
As a wise augur posted on The Brooklyn Paper website several months ago, it would appear that Team Carroll (read: Kevin’s dad) is tucked tight under the covers with Scott Shifrel of The Daily News and Richmond County District Attorney Dan Donovan.
Team Carroll took the Perfetto tale to Mr. Donovan, and looking to win a few points towards his futile New York State Attorney General bid, Mr. Donovan took the stale bait and went public with Mr. Perfetto’s alleged “Cousin Vinny” case as if it were the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, when in reality, Mr. Perfetto’s case had been dormant for over three years; sitting idle as a non-case fit to be thrown out and off the docket altogether.
Let’s get real: the charge is preposterous. Mr. Donovan did not investigate any of the facts before pursuing it at taxpayers expense. In fact, I think the whole thing was from a page ripped out of Election Year Stunts for Dummies.
Mr. Perfetto, a licensed NYC Private Investigator, was not “nabbed” by cops. On the contrary, Mr. Perfetto not only went to the precinct himself, but waited over an hour for the detectives to arrive for his desk appearance ticket. How long must a guy wait around to surrender these days?!
Backstory: The charges came about after Mr. Perfetto acquired some witness affidavits on behalf of his cousin who had been charged in connection with a scuffle he had with a customer who refused to pay him for some mechanic work. Mr. Perfetto accompanied his mechanic cousin to the preliminary court appearance as a witness to give the affidavits to the judge. This is all verified in the transcripts of the court. Something Mr. Donovan conveniently ignored.
Mr. Perfetto identified myself as a Private Investigator and that’s all there was to it. Not to mention, as a well-known P.I. and a politically active figure, most of the judges and other court employees know who Mr. Perfetto is. So then how the hell could he pose as a lawyer?! Mr. Perfetto could not pose as anyone or anything besides being Mr. Perfetto. The only thing he is guilty of is wearing a fedora, which all the news outlets could not resist including in the story as if to clumsily insinuate some sort of gangster image.
As a supporter and personal friend of District Attorney Charles Hynes, Mr. Perfetto is fully aware that to impersonate an officer of the court is a violation of the law. This case is nothing more than election year antics which Mr. O’Brien will no doubt have a field day with on behalf of Mr. Carroll.
We have questioned Mr. Carroll’s motivation in the past and, though we aren’t surprised, we are disappointed that a sycophantic political neophyte such as the 23-year-old Mr. Carroll would resort to a serious smear campaign for a local District Leader race and attempt to take down Mr. Perfetto, a patriot who has dedicated his entire life to public service, advocacy and altruism.
Shame on you, Mr. Carroll.
Please direct all questions regarding this to Bay Ridge Interpol.
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