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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Whither common sense

The headlines in the aftermath of Gov. Corzine's accident acknowledge that the governor wasn't wearing a seat belt and that his trooper-driver was speeding at 91 mph with the SUV's emergency lights flashing. Which begs the question: Just because the vehicle is transporting the governor, its occupants are immune from common sense?

Corzine has a history of not buckling up while a passenger. His driver or his aide in the back seat couldn't insist on the governor obeying the law by fastening his seat belt? And if he didn't, the trooper would refuse to operate the SUV. The governor was in a hurry, but did the trooper-driver have to go 91 mph? That's even higher than the unofficial, move with the flow of traffic, speed of 80. And why flash the emergency lights when the only emergency is Corzine's haste to join the Don Imus-Rutgers women's basketball team sitdown the governor arranged? What does that say about real emergencies?

The investigation continues, but I doubt we'll get any real answers. As for common sense, I'm afraid this is another instance of what one politician told us a while ago: It's tough to talk truth to power. What a sad commentary.

10 Comments:

Anonymous ericthered said...

Several months from now, when the governor is able to move with crutches or the like, he should visit every school in NJ so students can see what can happen when you don't wear a seatbelt.

9:47 AM, April 19, 2007  
Anonymous Ray said...

Nice to see ericthered back. You all remember him, don't you? He's the guy who told us that the Bush administration never said there was a link between Saddam Hussein and al Qaida.

10:28 PM, April 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the Governor should reimburse the state for (at least a portion of) the medical expenses incurred because he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of accident. After all, he spent a considerable amount of his personal money winning the governor's position in the first place.

7:17 AM, April 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ray, Get a new playbook. Can't you do anything but attack someone personally.

As far as the Governor is concerned. Why are you not reporting and asking where is the ticket. I think you have seen the signs. CLICK IT OR TICKET.

12:41 PM, April 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gov. Corzine's actions, of lack thereof, are another example of our elected officials setting a poor example for the citizens of this state.

2:27 PM, April 23, 2007  
Anonymous Ericthered said...

Ray,
At first I wasn't even going to dignify your lame post with a response. But since I'm a sucker for lost causes, and since you evidently need to brush up on your reading skills, here goes: What I *did* write was that the Bush admin. never claimed a link between Saddam and *9/11*, not al Qaida (which there was, BTW). But you and Michael Moore keep trying. One day you'll get it right.

3:46 PM, April 24, 2007  
Anonymous Ray said...

ericthered, don't make me laugh. Anyone who's been paying attention knows that none of that is true. NO link of any sort has been established between 9/11 or al Qaida on the one hand and Iraq or Saddam Hussein on the other. Bush has even admitted that. Although this thread is about something else, I challenge you to support your contention.

10:48 PM, April 25, 2007  
Anonymous Ray said...

anonymous wrote:
"Ray, Get a new playbook. Can't you do anything but attack someone personally."

Challenging someone who made a comment and didn't defend it when challenged and then disappeared doesn't amount to a personal attack.

"As far as the Governor is concerned. Why are you not reporting and asking where is the ticket. I think you have seen the signs. CLICK IT OR TICKET."

Then you haven't been reading the other blogs around here. I said on the first evening that Randy Bergman posted the facts that heads should roll. Are you suggesting that I repeat the same comment everywhere on the APP blogs to make sure you see it?

10:56 PM, April 25, 2007  
Anonymous Ericthered said...

Ray,
True, this is a topic for a different post. And your personal attacks don't make me "disappear." It's just that unlike you I have a life and don't sit like a schoolgirl by the phone waiting for another mindless posts from pinheads like yourself. The Saddam-al Qaida connection is well-known and well documented. Just because you and the anti-Bush media refuse to recognize it is your problem, not mine. There is no contention to support.

8:29 AM, April 29, 2007  
Anonymous Ray said...

Ericthered, get real. This is pure baloney. Stop your cowardly hiding behind what you call a "personal attack" while mounting one against me.

Second, try to wean yourself off Limbaugh and the other right wing liars who continue to twist reality into a shameful defense of the Bush administration.

Third, no, there was no Saddam-al Qaida connection. Again, even Bush admitted this. And I note again that you haven't provided any documentation in support of this. BTW, don't you think that if there was such a link proven that the Bushies would have been doing an in-your-face end-zone dance? Fox News would love to show the dance but, no dance! How come?

11:31 PM, April 30, 2007  

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