Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind research center did a poll of New Jersey voters, asking them to pick the best and worst New Jersey governor. The poll respondents were asked to pick from a list of the six most recent governors: Richard Hughes, Brendan Byrne, Tom Kean, Jim Florio, Christie Whitman and Jim McGreevey. Tom Kean got the highest percentage for best governor and in a shocking upset, Christie Whitman tied Jim McGreevey for worst governor. I say “upset” because even though I really don’t like the two of them, I would have picked Jim Florio, but “flim-flam Florio” was picked as third worst governor.
I would have picked “Comeback Kid” McGreevey and “Tax-the-toilet-paper” Florio for the top 2 spots. At least Whitman doesn’t have an arena named after her . . . yet. Betsy blogged about the survey, and has a link to Patrick Ruffini‘s article, comparing the GW Bush re-election to Whitman’s. Will Franklin speculates,
One wonders if Whitman wrote most of her book prior to November, expecting the President to lose, so she could swoop in and claim that she knew what direction to take the GOP. When Bush won, one wonders if Whitman had to go back and edit the book to be less embarrassing to her.
Watch for her upcoming appearances on Lou Dobbs, The Daily Show (oi), and, at some indefinite point in the future, check her out on Air America radio, on 60 Minutes, in The New York Times, in Michael Moore’s next film: The Evils of Fat, Rich, White Men Who Aren’t Me, in her new Prius, wherever the nearest non-fat double-tall low-foam half-caf latte can be found, and at Ted Kennedy’s next soiree.
Meanwhile, even the RINOs are in the picture.