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Future NJ Governor Defends Bain Capital

I will always take some measure of pride in the knowledge that I was way ahead of the curve when I predicted that Cory Booker – the present Democrat mayor of Newark, NJ – is the next governor of the … Continue reading

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Meet the Next Governor of New Jersey

During the gubernatorial primary season back in 2009 I speculated on the possibility that the Democrat Party in New Jersey would throw incumbent candidate Jon Corzine overboard and bet the ranch on Newark Mayor Cory Booker. I carefully vetted Booker … Continue reading

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Pander Bear Update #2

It appears that Gov. Zeppelin remained for the entire 3-1/2 hour funeral. The entry below is from Amy Kuperinsky’s live blog feed from the Newark Star-Ledger:

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It Pays to Pander, eh Gov. Christie?

Nothing says quid pro quo or fleshes out a mutual back scratch quite like getting a much-coveted invitation to attend the star-studded funeral of a dead diva after having ordered that all flags throughout New Jersey be lowered to half-staff … Continue reading

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Don’t Feed the Pander Bear

The Pander Bear (Ursus obsequiensis-politicanus) is a ubiquitous political creature that thrives in the warmth of public acclaim and media adulation; photo-ops involving such ordinary events as the birthday celebration of a centenarian have been known to act like a … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Songbird No Longer Sings

It’s the kind of silence befitting the middle of winter, when the only singing you can hear is the whistling of the north wind through the window shutters and the only birds who remain are sparrows, blue jays and crows. … Continue reading

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Sorbet for the Mind

At the end of a long day that more often than not involves wrestling with the demons of ignorance and the gremlins of stupidity, your mind is funky with an aftertaste of liberalism so fetid it would gag a barn … Continue reading

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How New Jersey Became a Basket Case – Part 2

In Henry Mancini’s Shady Dame from Seville are the following lyrics: “The rest of the tale’s not a pretty one/Pity one isn’t for sale.” It’s an appropriate epitaph for New Jersey – the fifth smallest state that was once both … Continue reading

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How New Jersey Became a Basket Case – Part 1

In Henry Mancini’s Shady Dame of Seville are the following lyrics: “The rest of the tale’s not a pretty one/Pity one isn’t for sale.” It’s an appropriate epitaph for New Jersey – the fifth smallest state that was once both … Continue reading

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