Just a short and respectful note to John Farmer, Sr., the legendary Star-Ledger columnist-turned- editorial page editor: the Izod Center is in East Rutherford, which has been in the 36th district since 1973. Today's editorial takes a slap at State Sen. Gerald Cardinale (R-Demarest), who opposes letting the Nets out of their Meadowlands contract. The Ledger: "Funny, but we haven't heard a peep out of Cardinale for years while the state propped up Izod – located in his district – and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority with tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer money." Cardinale represents the 39th district in northeastern Bergen County; it actually takes less time to drive to the Meadowlands from Farmer's Newark office than it would from Cardinale's office in Cresskill. The Senator from the 36th is Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge).