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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Gov. Corzine's demotion

The New Jersey Lottery folks have a giant case of the "Oops!'' It seems they messed up the title of the man who's their ultimate boss, Gov. Corzine. Holiday Lucky Times 10, a $2 scratch-off game, lists state and lottery officials on the back of each ticket. Corzine's name is OK, but he's described as "acting governor.'' Oops! That was last year with Richard J. Codey.

Demoting your boss on something with a distribution in the millions is probably not a wise career move. Nobody's in hot water, however, because the mistake was traced to the vendor who prints the tickets. But the proofreading process surely broke down. A spokesman said officials were too busy making sure the prize amounts and rules were letter perfect. That's good because an extra zero or two or more added to the prize would be rather costly. It wouldn't be brushed off as a harmless mistake then.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Seamus said...

Sorry for dozing off there for a minute while reading your blog. I was dreaming that Jon Corzine, much like Martin Sheen, was only "acting" as our Governor. Thank God I am now up and Governor Steve Lonegan is safe and secure in the New Jersey Governor's mansion.

5:31 PM, November 21, 2006  
Blogger Gus Toomey III said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Every Thanksgiving my family, as does yours, gathers around a big table and gives thanks for all that we have. Monmouth County is an area of great abundance, both in material things and in our people. We live in a time of great prosperity and freedom.

I ask you to remember in your thoughts two groups at this time. Those less fortunate then we are, and please what you can for them. And our brave men and women of our military forces around the world and their families, who make it possible for us to live our lives.

We have all been blessed with many things, but most importantly, he has given us our families, our friends and each other.

I wish you, your family and your friends, a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Gus Toomey III
gustoomeyiii@yahoo.com

6:23 PM, November 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Mr. Toomey, for taking the opportunity to point out what is most important, particularly at this time of the year. God bless.

8:00 PM, November 21, 2006  
Blogger margaret said...

In regard to your blog, proofreading mistakes are so easily correctable; it just takes a little time to go over the work before it's sent to the printer. I am frustrated because I am trying to substitute teach, and my paperwork sat on a desk, and my letter of approval was not sent because my social security number was incorrectly entered in the computer by the data entry person. We're all human and make mistakes, but how much time does it take to proofread a social security number entry? It would have saved me a lot of grief, I know that.

11:40 AM, November 22, 2006  
Anonymous Tom said...

Maybe someone at the lottery commission has clearer vision than most of us. If the truth were to be known; the majority of them have been "Acting" governors. NJ hasn't had a real governor for quite some time.

Corzine does have one distinction; according to the Washington Post, he holds the record for no shows/ no votes while in the Senate.

6:50 AM, November 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gov Corzine seems to be caving into the teachers and unions. The walk out the other day was only because of greed not for the benefit of our students. Teachers never protest to have an incompentant teacher,or a teacher that is having sexual contact with a student, or a teacher that just doesn't care about the students just their pay terminated. Public employees have enjoyed the best health ins that inc. dental and full prescriptions for themselves and their spouses. They also have the best pension plan and more sick and personal days off then any other state. It is time the legisators eliminated ALL public employees working or retired from this property tax reduction. After all they are double dipping if they get both since their benefits are with them while they work and follow them upon retirement. It is time the other taxpayers and voters in N J get the benefit of lower property taxes. My thanks to the legislators of N J who are trying to lower our perperty taxes. After all Nov. comes once a yr. and voters remember. The proof was last Nov. Bob

4:16 PM, December 13, 2006  
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