"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Corzine snubs Christie, names scores for posts

Democrat corruption is at work in New Jersey most likely until the last minute of Corzine's term. Would bet he is handing out political appointments to try and undermine the incoming Governor Christie and pay back his loyalist. One word that will never be used to describe Corzine is ethical.

Every state should have a law on the books that unless an emergency appointment is required, no one is appointed by an outgoing Governor to any position without the consent of in the incoming Governor. Same should happen at the Federal level. That would end the political appointments during the lame duck period of any Administration.

It is wrong to put people in place as payback which is obvious when Corzine named his Chief of Staff to be a judge. Corzine was bad for NJ and now he wants to appoint more of his cronies to positions as he leaves office. People of NJ deserve better.

The problem is that this goes on across the Country during the time someone loses or is term limited and the time the new person is sworn into office. Bill Clinton led the way with his making political appointees civil service when he was leaving idduxw. Disgusting way to run Government and an insult to voters and taxpayers who pay these salaries.

Looking forward to Governor-elect Christie, former prosecutor, being sworn in and going after more of Government corruption in New Jersy left behind by Corzine and the union thugs he curried favor to get them to do his bidding.

Corzine snubs Christie, names scores for posts
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Josh Margolin and Claire Heinin

Political warfare between the outgoing and incoming governors escalated last night as Gov. Jon Corzine nominated dozens of people to coveted posts on state boards and commissions, over the objections of Gov.-elect Chris Christie.

Only minutes after Corzine and Christie parted company at the Newark swearing-in ceremony of U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, Corzine's office released more than 180 names for direct appointments and nominations to paid and unpaid posts.

More than four dozen nominations -- including to the Sports and Exposition Authority and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, key government agencies with large budgets or regulatory authority -- must be approved by the state Senate before the current legislative session ends Jan. 12. Christie, however, had previously threatened to use his allies in the state Senate to block as many of the nominations as he could.

The nominations came after two weeks of intense behind-the-scenes negotiations between top aides to Christie and Corzine failed to resolve the impasse. The dispute began when Corzine -- without warning to the Christie team -- submitted the name of his chief of staff, Ed McBride, for a judgeship in South Jersey. Christie balked and sent word that McBride would face public scorn if Corzine didn't compromise on other posts.

"He really means what he says. He doesn't talk in political-speak," Sen. Kevin O'Toole, the Essex County Republican chairman, said last night.

Excerpt: See Full Story at New Jersey Ledger

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