If it walks like a duck….

The most gracious move of the week may have come from Ocean County Freeholder John Kelly, who without opposition became George Gilmore’s choice to succeed Jim Saxton as the third district Congressman. At the Republican Convention that Kelly won by acclamation (as is usually the case once the Screening Committee makes the decision), he invited his likely primary opponent, Medford Deputy Mayor Christopher Myers, to join him at the podium and address the Ocean County GOP delegates. Classy move.

But Kelly said one thing that lacks a bit of credibility: he said that “the press is trying to make this Ocean County vs. Burlington County.” But since Kelly has the organization line in Ocean and Myers is expected to have it in Burlington – and since Gilmore so badly wants to elect a Congressman from Ocean County – it’s hard to argue that this is anything but an Ocean vs. Burlington fight.

If it walks like a duck….