WSJ.com - New Jersey Switcheroo

Friday, September 15, 2006
WSJ.com - New Jersey Switcheroo: "The more serious issue here is whether Garden State voters are growing weary of the culture of big boss cronyism that has contaminated their government from city hall to the U.S. Senate. This is a state with a steeply rising cost of living and a property-tax burden that is both the highest in the nation and twice the national average. The state has some of the worst schools and most expensive municipal services in the country."
Glenn Reynolds asks:

You'd think that the Jersey Democrats might try nominating people who aren't crooks.
I suspect the problem might be finding a Jersey Democrat who's not a crook.

7 comments:

Knucklehead said...

If only that voice would come booming from the sky! "Find me one Democrat in the whole of New Jersey who is not a crook and I will spare everyone!"

I know precisely where to go and who to point to. Unfortunately he's not yet gotten past the local school board, but I know where he is. He won't go very far either. He's got the unfortunate habit of not liking crooks much.

I've asked him how he could be a Democrat given his disdain for crooked politicians. Not that the Dem party holds a monopoly on them, mind you, but the Dem party is a crooked as the shoreline in NJ. There's no good answer. Some things just are because they have always been so.

Rick Ballard said...

Placing polling stations in cemetaries for the voters convenience is a tipoff that things aren't quite kosher...

Knucklehead said...

Don't all states have voting booths in graveyards? Really? Whoddathunkit? Where do you guys go to vote?

I suppose next you'll tell me you don't put 'em in union halls either. You must think I was born yesterday!

Fresh Air said...

In Chicago we now have "motor voter" registration at the County morgue. The hearse pulls up and, provided the decedent has a valid ID, can register to vote.

The Daley administration is always innovating.

Knucklehead said...

FA,

This year Gov. Corzine is instituting toll booth, bus, and train voting. The idea is that nobody who isn't a valid NJ resident would go to the hassle of paying our tolls or riding our busses or trains. He promises every vote will be counted.

Knucklehead said...

Oh, BTW, he said if it works out as well as he expects it will he'll push the legislature to extend it, for '08, to the airport and the nearby IKEA (that one is so the Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender and expat Swede communities are no longer disenfranchised).

Seneca the Younger said...

He promises every vote will be counted.

As many times as necessary.