Today in the Garden State
. . . the weather’s beautiful and the candidates were running naked? From All Politics NJ,
Quote of the Day:
“I was walking down the block and I see this guy naked on his front porch, and my friend tells me he’s running for mayor, so I go running back and start taking his picture.” — 18-year-old Hector Rodriguez, who used his camera phone to take a photo of Jersey City mayoral candidate Jerramiah Healy. (Associated Press, 10/28/04)
Sure enough, One of the best-known candidates, Councilman Jeremiah Healy, has drawn the most unwanted attention of the race after photographs were taken of him early the morning of Aug. 21 by a teenager walking past Healy’s house.
Elsewhere in the state, Lawsuit Targets Electronic Voting Machines.
Here in The Principality the candidates are modestly clothed, much to their credit, and fully sober. The saga of the parking-garage-built-on-the-stream lawsuit apparently has come to an end — Suit challenging downtown development dies again — at least for now. One of the residents was criticizing the Bush economic policies, but “without coming off as blatantly partisan”, which is something that, of course, he’d never do. Let’s just say he doesn’t share the views of the latest winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. More overtly partisan, however, was the visit of the editor of the Crawford, Texas newspaper (circulation 400).
As for the local candidates, I have already endorsed Evan and Paul, and most definitely endorse Irene White, a dear friend who’s also a proud owner of a Lakeland Terrier, for those of you in the Lakeland constituency.