SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

A CUTTING-EDGE BLOG FOR THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY, Currently operated by Seth L. Cooper, a 27 year-old attorney in Seattle (sethlcooper at comcast dot net)

Monday, August 16, 2004

CORRUPT POLITICS AS USUAL... Be sure to check out John Fund's article in today's OpinionJournal on the New Jersey political climate, subtitled "Why New Jersey is a Pit of Corruption."

Like most people, I found Governor James McGreevey's resignation announcement shocking, and like most people I am sure there is much more to the story. Simply put, an extra-marital affair--albeit a homosexual one--while a clear-cut moral failure and upsetting, is not a basis upon which to resign from office. Indeed, Gov. McGreevey's announcement really didn't say just WHY he was having to resign.

This recent series of events with Gov. McGreevey made me think back to the re-election fiasco with former Senator Robert Torricelli and a shakey ruling by their State Supreme Court that allowed his former Democratic rival to appear on the ballot and ultimately succeed him in the U.S. Senate. However, as Fund's article demonstrates, the corruption apparently runs much deeper with the ruling class in New Jersey.

(Downtown Seattle, WA)

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