The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Monday, September 30, 2002  

Be Nice to the Garden State

It’s time to lay off New Jersey, a state that has been the butt of far more jokes than it deserves.

Please . . . Have these “comedians” never been to Montana or Alabama? (I think I just lost four readers. Or four visitors, I might say.)

The Daily Kos has the scoop on Sen. Robert Toricelli (D-N.J.) and how his departure from the political scene improves the chances of the Democrats retaining control of the U.S. Senate.

I’ll bet Christine Whitman (R) is wishing she hadn’t taken that see-nothing, hear-nothing, say-nothing, do-nothing job as the Bush administration’s “administrator” of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Well, except for the fact that as governor Mrs. Whitman was a disaster, worse, a catastrophe, something that has become all too plain as New Jersey residents cope with the fallout from the complete and utter stupidity, short-sightedness, and fiscal irresponsibility that characterized her stewardship of the Garden State.

Hell, even a dead person could outpoll her at this point.

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