The Knucklehead of the Day award
Goes to New Jersey Governor John Corzine. Gov. Corzine gets today's award for not calling a special election for a US House seat that became vacant. The reason? It would be too expensive.
TRENTON, N.J. - The U.S. House seat vacated by Robert Menendez's appointment to the U.S. Senate will remain open until the General Election in November, Gov. Jon S. Corzine said Friday.
Corzine, who named fellow Democrat Menendez to fill the final year of his Senate term after Corzine became governor this month, said a special election would be too costly. He also said voters in Menendez's district would be asked to go to the polls five different times over just eight weeks.
"I don't like the idea of having the 13th District unrepresented for as long as it is," Corzine said. "But I also have a sense for practicality of excessive expenditures, multiple elections," Corzine said.
This is absurd. A Governor denying representation to citizens of his own state. If Corzine was worried about the expense, why nominate Menendez in the first place? Better yet if Corzine doesn't want to serve all the people of his state, what the @#%^! is he doing in any political office. It's his running for Governor when he was already US Senator that caused the vacancy.
For abandoning a half million of his constituents, New Jersey Governor John Corzine is today's Knucklehead of the day.
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