Jon Corzine – In His Own Words
In his own words - excerpts from Senator Jon Corzine's interview with The Record in Washington: as reported by North Jersey.Com in the article Driven By Ambition.
On studying the art of the sound bite, one of his distinct weaknesses in the 2000 Senate campaign:
"I was pretty lousy in a lot of ways in, sort of, media presentation and all that stuff when I got into this, because I never did any of this. I've tried to go on [Fox News Channel's] 'Hannity and Colmes.' ... I've tried to practice on this stuff."
On Garden State corruption, and U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie's aggressive prosecution of it:
"I'm - like everybody else, Republicans and Democrats - sick and tired of reading about all this crap. ... I want it to stop. I have no problem with what Chris Christie is doing. I have no problem. God bless him."
On some of what he would like to do as governor:
"And I'd like the public to think that somebody was managing [the state's annual budget of] $28 billion rationally, and trying to get optimal benefit for education and health care out of that, and that the money was being well-spent and that we were really doing something about creating jobs for everybody so that the place was more affordable."