New Jersey Democrats Are ONLY Doing THIS

…because Bingley’s a pain in the ass.

…In what could become the highest profile game of political musical chairs in the state, Democratic sources claim they are considering replacing U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg with outgoing Gov. Jon Corzine.

It would work like this: Corzine would resign prior to January, when Republican Christopher Christie takes over as governor. A Corzine resignation would allow state Sen. President Richard Codey to serve as acting governor. Then Lautenberg would retire from the U.S. Senate, leaving Codey to name Corzine to fill the seat until a special election.

11 Responses to “New Jersey Democrats Are ONLY Doing THIS

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    A brain-dead governor replaces a senile senator. There’ll always be a Jersey.

  2. nightfly says:

    It’s almost like they think a political office is their birthright instead of a service to their country, granted by majority vote.

  3. Rob says:

    Where is Rod Blagojevich when you need him?

  4. Dave J. says:

    I do not think Codey would play along with such obliviously sleazy gamesmanship. He would be putting his own political neck on the line to do so.

  5. kcruella says:

    Just imagine what our beautiful state would be like if they used their power for good….

  6. JeffS says:

    I recall some other governor who pulled a similar stunt; I can’t remember the name, but the senate seat came open, he resigned. After the lieutenant governor took office, appointed the ex-governor to the senate seat.

    As I recall, neither slime ball was re-elected.

  7. Ave says:

    Bingley for Independent NJ Senator! Sure he’s a gigantic PIA, but an honest one, which is why I will move to NJ and buy the house next door just so I can vote for him (and maybe meet Lieberman when he’s over for one of Bingley’s famous back yard cookouts.)

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    Actually, my Cunning Plan was to take on Menendez in ’12,as the timing is better on several fronts. But this could be tempting…

    Except for the part about Ave moving in next door.

  9. Dave E. says:

    Jeff-You may be thinking about Wendell Anderson. When Mondale was elected as Carter’s Vice President in 1976, Anderson resigned and the Lt. Governor, Rudy Perpich, took his place. Perpich then appointed Anderson to the US Senate. The Dems later took a savage beating in 1978, losing every statewide election including both US Senate seats.

  10. nightfly says:

    Dave E – hmmmm… ’78, ’94… shmaybe 2010? I’m liking this pattern.

    Maybe the Dems are like Bill Cosby’s kids in “Himself” – “You don’t understand. We cannot sleep at night unless we’ve had a good beating!”

  11. mojo says:

    Don’t worry – we’re selling Trenton to the Chinese.

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