"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance

 and a people who mean to be their own governors

 must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Jon Corzine’s NJN Interview

Did you have a chance to see the Jon Corzine interview with Michael Aron yesterday morning on NJN TV.? If not, you can listen to the interview here. You have to laugh at the time slot the show will air again today - 6:30 am.

Anyway, it was not a powder puff interview and Corzine had to work to keep his temper under control. Corzine is not used to being challenged and it showed. Unfortunately, the archive on NJN only provides audio, so you won't be able to catch the Senator’s facial expressions and body language.

Most of Corzine’s spin was predicable, but we were surprised to hear the Senator say: “I have built a great business.” We thought it was Doug Forrester that built a successful business. When did Corzine build a business – he can’t be referring to Goldman Sachs. Goldman was founded in 1869. Corzine doesn’t mention the great business he built in his bio on his Senate website – what was he talking about?

Senator Corzine was fired from his job at Goldman Sachs and then almost immediately began his run for the Senate. We hope he’s not trying to take credit for his daughter’s tea shop, that just wouldn’t be right. We look forward to learning about this great business he built.

You know when you think about it, Corzine has never worked in New Jersey, he doesn’t own a home in the Garden State now and of course he doesn’t pay property taxes, at least not in our state. Why should Corzine’s first job in the state be as Governor?

Note to real estate agents, a man with big bucks will be looking to buy a house, because Drumthwacket isn’t for sale.



3 Comments:

At 11:44 AM, Blogger Glass House said...

I saw the interview and was amazed at Corzine's responses. It's clear he has quite the temper. And he's not used to being questioned. I was also surprised that he said he needed his mother's support. I would think it'd be the other way around; a multi-millionaire would be supporting his retired school teacher mother.
I never thought about it, but you're right, he's never worked in New Jersey before, doesn't own property here but understands our pain. And he's uniquely qualified for the governor's job?!?

 
At 9:49 PM, Anonymous Jim - PRS said...

I heard him interviewed this morning on WABC this morning by John Gambling. The interview was not at all confrontational (Gambling promises a series of interviews with both candidates). I was taken with how much Corzine seems to ramble on in less-than-coherent sentences.

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Enlighten said...

“Rambling with Gambling"

 

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