What were you doing in February of 1996?We were living in New Jersey. Bob Menendez was a member of Congress from New Jersey and the de facto political boss of Hudson County. He was also making a nice side income renting a property he owned to a federally funded nonprofit agency.
Thurman Hart, Xpatriated Texan, was working on a bachelors degree in psychology at the University of Central Florida, not clipping news items from the Jersey Journal about Menendez, saving them for posterity and use in future blog posts.
Congressman on the other hand do employ newspaper clipping services and have a team of people writing stories they want to get into the media. How long before Herb Jackson is quoting the Blue Jersey blog as his source for a news column?