Silly stuff

Who wins the award for the most inane attack of the week? It's a close contest between Dana Wefer and

Who wins the award for the most inane attack of the week? It's a close contest between Dana Wefer and Gina Genovese.

Wefer, viewed as a rising star for her two thoughtful, issue-oriented, savvy campaigns for Morris County Freeholder in 2005 and 2006, is now challenging six-term Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll in the heavily Republican 25th district. This week, she attacked Carroll for sponsoring the least number of bills in the Legislature — something that has little substance, considering the wide variety of inane legislation proposed each year. Carroll, a small-government guy who thinks his colleagues pass too many laws, wore the designation as a badge of honor.

Genovese attacked Republican State Senator Thomas Kean, Jr. for taking money from Larry Craig's political action committee during his 2006 U.S. Senate campaign. Genovese's statement got a little dramatic: "Kean Jr.’s Senate campaign has been funded by donations from the political action committees of Halliburton and a senator who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in an airport men’s room." Silly stuff