UPDATE (9-10-13)- Yes, Zaali Satmar went all perv all the way, endorsing Charles Hynes at the last moment. Their City Council candidate, Vito Lopez, conformed perfectly to Satmar views with a flyer claiming 95% of all sex harassment claims are false. This is a bashert shidduch.
The Satmar faction of Rabbi Zalman Leib (Zaali) Teitelbaum has just issued its endorsements for tomorrow’s Democratic Primary elections. They have endorsed Vito Lopez also known as Vito Gropez after he was censured by the ethics committee of the New York State Assembly for vile groping and sex harassment of his female staffers. Gropez is out of the Assembly and is running for a seat in the New York City Council. Zaali Satmar cares about their various corrupt arrangements with this Brooklyn powerhouse. So they have endorsed him.
The surprise in their endorsement sheet is that they still have not come out for either candidate in the Brooklyn DA race. I can appreciate their quandary. On the one hand Charles (Joe) Hynes has faithfully protected their molesters for over two decades and he is still their best bet at keeping their molesters out of jail in the future. On the other hand there is the problem that he vigorously prosecuted Nechemya Weberman.
Smart politicians understand that Hynes had no choice with the New York Times, Mayor Bloomberg, and ex-Mayor Koch breathing down his neck about his abysmal record at protecting Jewish children from the molesters in their community. But Zaali Satmar does not see it that way. Weberman was one of their own. As they see it, an honest politician stays bought (with votes) and Joe Hynes let them down. Besides, it is not even clear if he will win. If he was a sure winner I am willing to bet he would have their endorsement by now. As it is there are rumors that he will still get a last-minute endorsement but a lukewarm one.
So thanks to the Weberman prosecution, there is still uncertainty about whether Zaali Satmar will go all perv, all the way.