New Jersey gets a bad rap on the corruption thing, but in defense of our state: last month was only the second time in more than 25 years that a statewide officeholder has put up bail money. The last time was in 1980, when Democratic U.S. Senator Harrison Williams was charged in the Abscam sting operation. Foster Voorhees, a Republican who served as Governor from 1898 to 1902, was indicted in 1908 on perjury charges relating to his management of a failed New York City insurance firm. The charges were dropped two years later.