I guess five minutes of being a law-abiding citizen was about all Jersey Governor Jon Corzine could take...from an editorial in the New York Post:
CORZINE: ABOVE THE LAW?
Don't expect to see New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine doing a public-service announcement warning against speeding anytime soon.
That's because State Police Superintendent Joseph Fuentes told an investigative panel that he will not issue orders forbidding - or even discouraging - the governor's driver from speeding in non-emergency situations.
This even though the SUV carrying Corzine was going a brisk 91 mph along the Garden State Parkway - where the legal limit is 65 - when it crashed into a guardrail, critically injuring the governor...
But Corzine and his aides have been conspicuously silent on the whole speeding question - refusing even to say whether the trooper who was behind the wheel will be ticketed, even though his excessive speed was surely a greater risk factor than not wearing a seat belt...
Corzine's driver should be allowed to exceed the speed limit if he perceives a genuine threat from terrorists or lunatics (or one of Carla Katz's ex-boyfriends).
But the only threat Jon Corzine faced that day was being shut out of a high-powered photo op involving Don Imus and the Rutgers women's basketball team, which is where he was headed.
There was no risk to the governor, except possibly being upstaged by another pol while the cameras were rolling.
Meanwhile, Fuentes says he's encouraging the governor to use state helicopters more frequently. That sounds good - as long as Corzine's pilots don't start cutting off commuter planes.
State helicopters, huh? This from a guy who wants to clamp global warming restrictions on the rest of us...but there'll always be enough petrol to fuel a politician's chopper, right?
More tomfoolery from New Jersey Democrats over at Enlighten New Jersey; I'll tease you with his closing line:
Power and spending other people’s money are the New Jersey Democratic Party’s main concerns; nominating the best and brightest would only be an impediment.
Sigh...we get the government we deserve....