Thursday, July 23, 2009
This Should Sink Corzine
Forty-four people (!!!) have been arrested today in New Jersey on corruption and money laundering charges, including Gov. Jon Corzine's Commissioner for Community Affairs, the mayors of Hoboken, Ridgefield, and Secaucus, and several rabbis (oy!). The scope of the corruption sweep is breathtaking, even by New Jersey standards. An already-struggling Gov. Corzine will have this wrapped around his neck like a 500-pound anchor in his upcoming reelection race. The thinest of silver linings? When Corzine loses, the Rethugs can't claim it was a referendum on Obama's policies; it will have been a referendum on the sleazy politics practiced in that State.