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Friday, December 29, 2006

Friends in high places

State Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri was acting governor Thursday because all four people ahead of him in the line of succession were out of state. How could that be? Well, the first Texas Bowl football game in Houston featured dear old Rutgers, our state university, and all four wound up there. Wonder how they copped tickets? It wasn't from their loyalty as alums. Of the four - Gov. Corzine, Senate President Richard J. Codey, Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts Jr., and Attorney General Stuart Rabner - only Roberts holds a degree from RU, a sad commentary on the political influence of our State U.

Kolluri made history for the day by becoming the first Indian-American to serve as acting governor. He didn't make waves, but did have some family photos taken at the governor's mansion. Kolluri brought some refreshing candor in thinking about his day at the top: "At best, my family will call me governor. At worst, I'm a 'Jeopardy!' question.'' Let's hear that kind of humor from Corzine & Co.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are we going to elect a Lt. Governor so that we don't have to worry about what one of these unelected jackasses will do? Although few could do worse than Comrade Corzine, at least he was elected. It frustrates me to no end to read that some Transportation Commissioner could legally pardon everyone in Trenton State Prison should he so desire, and do so simply because those we elected are on the wrong side of the Lincoln Tunnel.

2:59 PM, December 29, 2006  
Blogger margaret said...

There really was no reason that all four men had to go to this Rutgers game. Obviously the state of New Jersey was not as important as a football game. These public servants do not know the meaning of sacrifice for the constituent, and know nothing, for that matter, about serving.

6:42 PM, December 29, 2006  

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