See ya at the fights, Pete

If you take Jon Corzine at his word that he’ll consult U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie on his choice of a state Attorney General, then it is fair to assume that Corzine has decided against keeping Peter Harvey if he takes office as Governor next year. It would be tough to find a insider who believes Christie would ever recommend Harvey, whom he reportedly considers not at all aggressive on political corruption issues. Republican Doug Forrester has already called for Harvey’s resignation. One top Democrat opined that if Corzine really does seek Christie’s counsel, then Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow would have to be considered a possible candidate. Dow, the first African American woman to serve as a county prosecutor, spent most of her legal career as an Assistant United States Attorney. That would, of course, be yet another twist to Corzine’s war on party bosses: Dow is no favorite of Newark Mayor/State Senator Sharpe James, who is up for re-election next year.

See ya at the fights, Pete