They’re not chauffeurs, they’re protectors

 

Back in the old days, when state legislators made just a few thousand dollars a year, with no staff budgets or district offices – they did get telephone credit cards and passes to ride trains for free – the New Jersey State Police was regularly used to transport legislators. Sometimes the Senate President or Assembly Speaker would dispatch a State Trooper to compel the return of a legislator who had snuck away while the Senate or Assembly was “under call” – or more typically, to help a legislator get home from Lorenzo’s after a long night.

They’re not chauffeurs, they’re protectors