Under the bus with John Adler

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman John Adler was understandably furious on Wednesday when he read that Jon Corzine had summarily rejected him as a candidate for state Attorney General because of his connection to the Camden County Democratic machine. Corzine’s comments also suggested that Adler, a Harvard graduate and possible 2008 U.S. Senate candidate, might not be qualified for the post. Sources say that the recipient of Adler’s fury was his old neighbor, Susan Bass Levin, the former Cherry Hill Mayor and state Community Affairs Commissioner who now holds a senior staff position in the Corzine campaign. That evening, Corzine issued a statement meant to appease the Camden County Senator, saying that Adler is “eminently qualified” to be Attorney General, despite his comments of the previous day.

Under the bus with John Adler