Thursday, September 06, 2007

"All of them are Democrats"

What's the rule in NJ? Republicans are incompetent and Democrats are corrupt?

FBI agents this morning rounded up 11 New Jersey public officials on bribery charges related to roofing and insurance contracts following an 18-month operation that swept the state from south to north, authorities said.

The investigation probed nearly every layer of government, beginning with the Pleasantville School Board in Atlantic County, and gradually widened to include state Assemblymen, mayors and current and former councilmen from Passaic and Essex counties, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie.

Among those charged are Samuel Rivera, the mayor of Passaic; Assemblyman Mims Hackett, Jr., who is also the mayor of Orange; Assemblyman Rev. Alfred E. Steele, from Paterson; and Keith Reid, the chief of staff to Newark City Council President Mildred Crump. All of them are Democrats.

Pleasantville High School is near where I grew up. If I were a teacher there I'd be carrying a sidearm.

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