NEWARK – Two politicians – one Democrat and one Republican – swaying among the crowd and soaking up the live Sinatra re-enactment of “Summer Wind” agree that the highpoint from Trenton this afternoon was Gov. Chris Christie’s bipartisan reach-out to Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-East Orange).
“I think it showed a political horse sense that’s been lacking in governors of recent vintage,” said state Sen. Michael Doherty (R-Washington Twp.), present with his wife, Linda.
“A stroke of brilliance,” agreed Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac, a Democrat and member of Christie’s transition team.