Last week New Jersey’s Governor Jon Corzine was selling used cars
from the 9,995-vehicle state motor pool. He was hoping to raise up to $750,000 from the sales and save $1 million in gas and maintenance.
"This is both symbolic and demonstrative. We're trying with every effort to save taxpayers money. We're leaving no stone unturned," Corzine, surrounded by state cars ready for sale, said at a news conference held at the state's central vehicle facility.
This week Corzine had a cot delivered to his office
so he can remain in the State House 24 hours a day in the event a budget agreement is not reached with the state’s legislature.
"In the event we have not resolved this budget crisis, the governor will be spending a lot of time in his office," Corzine spokesman Anthony Coley said. Corzine paid $183 - plus tip - for the twin-sized folding cot from Sleepy's, Coley said. It will be adorned with blue sheets from Target. Corzine paid for both with his own money, Coley said.
Thank God, he didn’t buy the sheets at Wal-mart. The New York Times says
”The maneuver could be viewed as another bit of gamesmanship in the protracted standoff between Mr. Corzine and the fellow Democrats, led by Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts Jr., who oppose his tax plan.”
No kidding, only Corzine’s gamesmanship began long before he was elected Governor.