Thanksgiving Greetings from PoliticsNJ.com

What are New Jerseyans thankful for? Richard Codey is thankful for Golan Cipel, who enabled him to spend fourteen months as the Governor of New Jersey. Jon Corzine is thankful for Doug Forrester’s pollster, Arthur Finkelstein. Steve DeMicco is thankful for Marcus Goldman and Samuel Sachs. (So are many, many other New Jersey Democrats.) Doug Forrester is thankful he wasn’t worth more money. He’s thankful — “grateful,” actually — for having once again had the opportunity and privilege of serving as his party’s standard-bearer. Tom Kean Jr. is thankful for DNA — or maybe not, depending upon the accuracy of the Quinnipiac poll. He’s also thankful the Codey family doesn’t like Washington. Steve Corodemus and Sean Kean are thankful that gays in Asbury Park don’t vote. New York and Philadelphia television stations are thankful for Jon Corzine, Doug Forrester and the public financing of gubernatorial primary candidates. Regena Thomas is thankful no one really cares whether the Secretary of State is a full-time job. Joe Fiordaliso is thankful he’s headed off to the BPU before Jon Corzine arrives in Trenton. Senate Republicans are thankful meteorologists are not predicting a harsh winter. Tom Wilson is thankful the Republican State Committee raised almost $1 million this year. The Democrats are thankful for that too. The Assembly Democratic Caucus is thankful for the support of the 37th district Democratic County Committee; the Senate Democratic Caucus is thankful Joe Ferriero at least tried. Chris Christie is thankful for all the people who make his job possible. So is Wayne Bryant. Nelson Albano is thankful for the incompetence of Drew McCrosson. Jen Beck is thankful John Bennett wasn’t heading her ticket and Mike Panter is thankful people haven’t forgotten about Bennett. Democrats, Doug Forrester says, are thankful for George W. Bush. Bob Schroeder is thankful all you need to run for Governor is 1,000 signatures, and, for some still undisclosed reason, George Gilmore. Jon Corzine is thankful someone like Tom Byrne didn’t run as an Independent. And he’s thankful Steve Kornacki’s report that Bill Bradley was challenging him in the Democratic primary was just an April Fool’s Day joke. Amy Handlin is especially thankful that Sam Thompson isn’t going to try to bang her. And Joe Azzolina is thankful Thompson isn’t going to bang him either. And PoliticsNJ.com — well, we’re still thankful for Bob Torricelli — and Torricelli, facing the prospect of New Jersey’s Senate seats being occupied by Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez, is probably thankful we’ve become such a forgiving people.

Thanksgiving Greetings from PoliticsNJ.com