Corruption Junction today
Closing the barn door after the horse ran out, McGreevey Seeks Limits on Donations
In the week after Gov. James E. McGreevey announced his resignation amid reports of sex, blackmail and political fratricide, the attention of the governor’s office turned to, of all things, campaign finance legislation.
In the same barn-door-closing vein, Gov out of Jersey tourism ads.
In today’s Daily News, ‘File this suit,’ McG pal tells Cipel
A close friend of New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey said if the man accusing the governor had embarrassing tapes or photos he should stop stalling and “bring it on!”
Note to all politicians, regardless of political affiliation: Any time you feel the urge to speak out the words “bring it on!”, take 2 aspirin, lie down someplace quiet and wait until the urge goes away.
While on the subject of timely phrases, Buzz Machine uses the phrase Reporting for duty to talk about sperm.On more family-friendly news, Politics NJ says that Joe Piscopo’s contemplating running for governor as an independent. He’s no Ahnold but maybe he’ll wear that fake muscle suit he used to wear in SNL. Adding to the comedy, Politics NJ has a take on Dr Seuss
The Star Ledger has a plethora of headlines: Bizarre boasts land doctor behind bars: Man who said he had sex with Golan Cipel is ordered to have a psychiatric evaluation, FEC says Corzine can give unlimited amounts to get-out-the vote groups — he’s been busy: Corzine shuts down the rumor mill: Senator tells Jersey delegation he’s not interested in McGreevey’s job
Wally Edge analyzes the political poker: In high stakes poker game, four aces fold to a big pair
For the second time in four years, a United States Senator viewed as a sort of political 800-pound gorilla, was outmaneuvered in a bid for Governor of New Jersey. The Seven Days of Corzine proved to be almost as dramatic as the Twelve Days of Torricelli. The result, it seems, is that New Jersey avoids a ten-week campaign for Governor this year
From Gay City News
McGreevey’s action in hiring Cipel cannot be defended, and the governor’s lingering in office will not help the gay community, it will not help the Democratic Party, and it will not be in the long-term interest of his own reputation. He should vacate the governor’s mansion by September 1, to allow for a special election this November.
Only 13 days left. Contact the politicians and insist that we are allowed to vote for a change:
New Jersey Democratic Party Contact page
Phone the Democratic Party: (609) 392-DEMS (3367)
Snail mail: McGreevey
The State House
P. O. Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
email contact page