August 9, 2004

Living in a “Blue” State.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:30 pm

Yesterday, Fausta of The Bad Hair Blog linked to an article about a recent poll showing that Senator Kerry is considerably ahead of President Bush in the Garden State. Today, the Star Ledger reports that, since 2002 (the year Governor McGreevey took office), New Jersey has the dubious distinction of having a per capita tax increase larger than that of any state except for New York.

Will the large tax increase matter in November? Will the amply documented corruption at the highest levels of state government matter in November? I hope so, but I doubt it. After all, this is the state that has made corruption a fine art, and this is the state thathas elected people like Robert Torricelli, Frank Lautenberg, and John Corzine. This is also the state that went for Bill Clinton, big time.

It’s depressing as hell.


  1. That poll that had Kerry up by 20 percent really ruined my morning. What’s happened to New Jersey?? We’re more liberal and democratic than NY, Massachusetts and California. Democrats in NJ are getting arrested faster than Al Qaeda terrorists, yet voters here will still blindly stroll into the voting booth and vote that straight democrat line.

    Comment by roberto — August 10, 2004 @ 2:56 am

  2. Roberto hit it right on the head when he said “blindly”.

    No facts, no research, just blind devotion. I wonder if lemmings are Democrats..?

    Comment by gregor — August 10, 2004 @ 7:51 am

  3. …I don’t even want to look at Florida’s standing right now…

    No, don’t tell me, let me remain blissfully unaware… 😉

    Comment by pam — August 10, 2004 @ 10:04 am

  4. Incurable optimist that I am, if I were Kerry I wouldn’t be betting any money on polls — the letters to the editors at the Star Ledger, for instance, are quite negative, and anyone can take a biased poll & use the results for spin. On the other hand, there’s a lot of idiots in NJ . . .

    Comment by Fausta — August 10, 2004 @ 4:45 pm

  5. Pam, it ain’t good from what I saw – but not as bad as I was afraid. FL still listed as very close for Kerry. We’ve got a shot.

    Comment by Tammi — August 10, 2004 @ 8:30 pm

  6. Given the latest news out of Trenton, make that a “blew” state.

    Comment by Jack Bog — August 12, 2004 @ 7:49 pm

  7. Jack,

    I see that the hiatus has not dulled your razor sharp sense of humor. Excellent.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — August 12, 2004 @ 10:16 pm

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