Corruption Junction today
As announced yesterday afternoon, Golan not suing: Gov’s resignation satisfies him. Cipel’s lawyer says he “has no desire to have the taxpayers of New Jersey pay for Mr. McGreevey’s reprehensible conduct,” certainly a nice sentiment. Interestingly, while the Daily News, the NY Times and NY Post have the story, the Star Ledger on line edition doesn’t, carrying instead a story on Hypertension blamed in cold-weather heart attacks as top news, but there’s no mention of hypertension incidence among NJ voters. Buzz Machine says ” It’ ain’t over until the skinny guy sings”, while Roberto wonders, is Golan Cipel To Fade Away??
The NY Times story states
At a breakfast meeting during the Republican National Convention in Manhattan, New Jersey delegates voted for a resolution calling for Mr. McGreevey to step down immediately and allow for a special election.
The Republican state chairman, Joseph Kyrillos Jr., said Mr. McGreevey still owed voters the chance to choose his successor in a special election. “This ‘he said, he said’ tale makes for interesting reading,” Mr. Kyrillos said, “but we’ve got a government to run.”
In the last four years, the Garden State has had four – four – unelected governors!
Meanwhile, the Governor remains in office, and there are no signs that he has any plans to leave before September 3rd, the date after which we lose our right to elect a governor to serve for the next fourteen months.
Contact the politicians and complain today. There’s only two days left before the deadline. (scroll down for post with info).