Morris County Freeholder John Inglesino is leaving office in a few weeks – the victim of a bad ballot position that removes perhaps the most intellectually superior and politically savvy county official from public service.
Now, with the tribute to Inglesino over, he did leave himself open to one opportunity for abuse. Earlier this year, he told PolitickerNJ.com’s Matt Friedman that while he was “not going to participate in all of the speculation” about the 2009 gubernatorial campaign — “the only people who speculate about things that happen that far out in advance are fools,” Inglesino explained – he did have kind words for one of the likely candidates: Chris Christie.
“I can tell you that I have extremely high regard for him. I think he’s done a magnificent job at the United State Attorney,” said Inglesino. That’s stating the obvious – of course Inglesino things Christie is quite magnificent: Stern & Kilcullen, the North Jersey law firm where Inglesino is a partner with Herbert Stern, has billed over $8 million as the federal monitor for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.