He Seems to Have a Thing For ‘Carl’ ‘s…

New Jersey’s governor in waiting ~ the dapper dancer John Corzine ~ seems to have stepped in it yet again. Last time, you’ll remember, it was his ‘too good to be true’ $470K loan to ex-girlfriend Carla Katz. This time, it’s Carl Icahn:

Report: Corzine invested $7M with casino operator
TRENTON, N.J. — Just over a month before he jumped into the governor’s race, U.S. Sen. Jon S. Corzine sank $7 million into a firm owned and controlled by one of the state’s casino operators.
The investment with Icahn Partners LP, a hedge fund headed by Carl Icahn, earned Corzine up to $100,000 by the end of last year, according to the Democrat’s Senate financial disclosure statement

In a shocking (momentary) break from their endless pillorying of Judge Roberts and small children, the NY Times has seen fit to weigh with:

There’s Something About New Jersey
Elected officials have a right to keep their personal lives private. But there’s something about New Jersey that seems to impel politicians to mix their love lives with the taxpayers’ business…
…Political opponents say Mr. Corzine should disclose any other loans, gifts or financial dealings between himself and Ms. Katz, and they are absolutely right. The fact that Mr. Corzine isn’t willing to comply is disturbing. The state of New Jersey has a right to demand assurances that the next governor is not going to turn his private life into a public conflict of interest somewhere down the line.

Jeez, who’s side are they on anyway?
But back to business: Hello, John. My name is Carlotta Hugging.
(It reallyreallyreally is! Really, dammit.)
Can you spare a dime?

5 Responses to “He Seems to Have a Thing For ‘Carl’ ‘s…”

  1. Cindermutha says:

    The heck with rich old men with bad coughs… what I need is a smarmy NJ politician!

  2. This one’s mine, I tell you!!
    (Although there seem to be plenty to go around, so we shouldn’t have any trouble at all filling your order…)

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    what I need is a smarmy NJ politician!
    “Bingley For Senate ’06”
    Awfully tempting…

  4. I feel a T-Shirt design coming on…

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    I promise a mini-van in every garage.

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