It’s not unusual for campaigns to recruit their supporters to call in questions on a live radio debate — here are the questions Doug Forrester’s campaign wants their backers to ask Jon Corzine:
Thank you for volunteering to call the 101.5 FM gubernatorial debate tomorrow, Tuesday, October 11th. All the questions for the debate are going to come from callers, so your participation is vital! Here are few important instructions: Please remember to listen to the entire debate, between 7:30 and 9pm. It’s important to listen so you don’t call and repeat a question that has already been asked. Have your question prepared beforehand so it doesn’t sound like you’re reading from a piece of paper. Please call from home or from your cell phone. Below are potential questions for you to ask; please be hard-hitting in your questions to Mr. Corzine. He is wrong for New Jersey and this is our opportunity to show the voters of New Jersey! Debate Questions 1) Mr. Corzine, I’ve heard you were upset that McGreevey didn’t raise the gas tax, how can you even consider that given how high gas prices are? 2) Mr. Corzine, how can you claim that your gift to your union leader girlfriend Carla Katz is not a conflict of interest? 3) Mr. Corzine, I’m from South Jersey, why won„t you call for Petty’s Island to be preserved? It’s a win-win for the state, for South Jersey, and for the environment, not to mention the bald eagles. How can you claim to be an environmentalist? 4) Mr. Corzine, how can you expect us to accept your rebate plan when there’s no guarantee we’re going to get anything and they’re always different every year? 5) How could we possibly believe your plan will be any different from the same empty property tax rebate promises Democrats have given us for years? 6) Mr. Corzine, how can you talk about pay to play when you have given so much money to party bosses? 7) Mr. Corzine, have you paid for endorsements like the unions? 8) Mr. Corzine, I read in the Star-Ledger that you don„t pay property taxes, is that true? So you’re a rich guy and yet you don’t share our property tax burden? 9) Mr. Corzine, did you really say you were proud of Jim McGreevey as our governor? How can you say that after all that he did? 10) Mr. Corzine, what„s your opinion of the Newark Hockey Arena? I don„t want another arena that we have to pay for, why can„t the team owners pay for it? 11) The notorious South Jersey political boss George Norcross said that you “are going to be with” him “because you have no choice.” He clearly thinks he controls you and looks like it„s true since you gave him $1 million. How can we fight the pay-to-play corruption of political bosses when you give them millions of dollars to fund their activities? 12) Senator, why did you vote to give yourself a tax break in a banking treaty with Japan? 13) Senator, do you think it„s OK for felons to be allowed to vote? Would you sign a bill into law allowing criminals to vote? 14) Senator, you say New Jersey can„t afford a 30% property tax cut. But from where I sit, there„s tons of waste. Are you kidding me? 15) Mr. Corzine, you said you were a White Sox fan ” so are you rooting for the White Sox or the Yankees? 16) Senator Corzine, why did you vote to tax social security benefits? 17) I read in the paper that you„re going to provide health care for less than $20 per person. Are you joking?