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Friday, May 25, 2007

The Corzine phenomenon

Forget Jim McGreevey. The politician we can't get enough of these days is Gov. Corzine, though not necessarily to his liking. His near-fatal traffic accident was national news, with his failure to wear a seat belt and the high speed of his SUV making it even juicier news. He's now a radio star with his riveting public service announcement promoting seat belt use that starts: "I'm New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and I should be dead.'' What theater!

Then there's the New York Times report that Corzine, then a U.S. senator, gave $6 million to Carla Katz, a state labor union leader, as part of a legal settlement to end their two-year romantic relationship in 2004. His refusal to come clean about the "gift'' and his continued contacts with Katz - who brokered a sweetheart deal for her union with the Corzine administration - fuel the political rumor mill, for which Corzine has only himself to blame.

That settlement could create a new water cooler or even parlor game: What would you do for $6 million? And if you got $6 million, what would you do with it? It's all too easy to say you wouldn't be interested; that you can't be bought. But with $6 million on the table ... who knows?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear New Jersey Taxpayers,
Governor Corzine has come up with two ridiculous proposals to raise the gas tax again on New Jersey residents as well as the tolls. This man's ridiculous proposals MUST be stopped. I urge you to flood e-mails and letters to the governor and your representatives ASAP. Demand that our governor cut all the pork in Trenton before raising any taxes again. Send your e-mails and letters today. It only takes a few minutes. Spread the word to your NJ friends over the internet, etc.and demand that politicians in Trenton start cutting the pork from the budget!
Web site addresses: .
Governor Corzine
NJ Legislators
Thanks and send those e-mails and letters today!
Dave Johnson

5:34 PM, May 31, 2007  

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