Monday, August 08, 2005

Corzine's Red Herring

"The public will have to decide if public officials can have private lives."
--Jon Corzine

That statement, made by the junior Senator from New Jersey, is an obvious red herring.

As most of you know, the former investment banker spent $60 million of accumulated Goldman Sachs bonuses to buy his seat in the US Senate and now wants to spend some more to buy NJ's Governorship. I have no problem with politicians spending their own money on legitimate campaign expenses, but legitimacy is in serious question in several specific instances in both this race and in his past senate race.

The quote above was Corzine's response to critics of his $470,000 payoff to Carla Katz, the President of Local 1034 of the Communication Workers of America. As many Jerseyans know, the CWA is the union that represents NJ State employees; you know, the very employees that will not only report to a Governor Corzine, but who tend to vote en masse, especially when their President tells them for whom to vote. Is it any surprise that Ms. Katz has already endorsed Corzine for Governor?

Why is this quote a red herring? As viewers of this blog read on July 18, Corzine also had an affair with Ms. Katz. Corzine is trying to cover up the stench of corruption that follows NJ Democrats around like the odor from a Linden landfill and turn this smelly mess into a criticism of his "private life." What a joke. If Corzine were a true New Jerseyan he would know that landfill odor trumps herring odor every time.

Let's hope that Tigerhawk and other conservative NJ Bloggers (if you are out there, help me find you) stick together to push this odor back on Corzine where it belongs.


At August 09, 2005 6:26 AM, Blogger TigerHawk said...

Actually, there are quite a number of conservative New Jersey bloggers, many of whom submit posts via the "Carnival of the New Jersey bloggers," which is (by the way) a good way to get the name out.

On my blogroll, note that Parkway Rest Stop, DynamoBuzz, Bad Hair Blog, and Jerseystyle (on temporary hiatus, I believe) are all pretty conservative. Roberto of DynamoBuzz has been all over Corzine. Also, EnlightenNJ is conservative, and hosts the Carnival.

At August 09, 2005 10:08 AM, Blogger Counter Trey said...

Thanks for the info Tigerhawk.


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