A Michael Brown moment

The New Jersey Republican State Committee has a new phone system that plays old Ronald Reagan speeches for callers who are on hold, according to The Star-Ledger's Auditor column. In an e-mail to PoliticsNJ.com, one GOP County Chairman wondered how the state party, which has incredibly limited financial resources, found the money for a fancy new phone system while telling struggling legislative candidates and county Republican organizations in "do or die" situations this fall, that they can't count on huge dollars for cable TV, radio, direct mail and GOTV.

A Michael Brown moment