Tuesday, July 14, 2009
What?!? Gov Picking Reality TV Show Winner As Running Mate
Lieutenant governor candidate?
While I work in New York City, truth is I live in New Jersey, something I don't normally mention because, well, the politics of the Garden State are, frankly, embarrassing. Wheeling and dealing. Public corruption. Resigning governors. It's a mess.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse comes a story in the Asbury Park Press which declares that Governor Jon Corzine is about to pick the winner of The Apprentice reality TV show as his running mate.
That's right - the lieutenant governor candidate on the Democratic ticket likely will be Randal Pinkett. Who by the way, is a successful entrepreneur and a Rhodes scholar to boot.
The paper says the governor is trying to keep this announcement under wraps until Thursday when President Obama visits New Jersey.
Corzine, a former Wall Street banker, is lagging in the polls and may be pulling this publicity stunt to breath fire into his struggling campaign. But here's a suggestion.
The Apprentice is the brain child of Donald Trump who is also known for putting on beauty pageants. Maybe Corzine should choose the winner of one of those contests if he really wants to attract attention to his campaign!