Pallone and Vitale Furious Over Vito Corleone Invocation in Sayreville

Nov 02, 2015 390

By Max Pizarro

Or was it Ennio Morricone? In any event, Italian American lawmakers are fuming over mail pieces in Sayreville that invoke what they say are offensive ethnic stereotypes. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone and state Senator Joe Vitale (D-19) said they want incumbent Mayor Kennedy O'Brien to cease and desist, and retract a mailer his campaign sent out which uses an image of Marlon Brando in his role as Vito Corleone in the Godfather.

Poking at the local Democratic Party chairman, the piece targets the "Pollando Democrat Machine" and questions the machine's activities over a grainy shot of the movie don. "The only connection Tom Pollando has to The Godfather is that he saw the movie," said Pallone. 

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