TRENTON– Tarred from afar as one half of the state Democratic Party’s problem by PBA leader Keith Dunn at today’s public workers rally, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo denied he’s a dominant figure towering over Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34).
“What?” said DiVincenzo. “I’m busy doing Essex County’s work.”
One protester charged Oliver with “folding like a chair” in the face of health and pension benefits reform. She works for Essex County, the implication being that she does what DiVincenzo says.
A source today, moreover, told PolitickerNJ.com the Democratic caucus is suffering from Norcross-Joe D. fatigue, referring to the party South-North duopoly unembarrassed to work with Republican Gov. Chris Christie.
“I don’t know what that means – Joe D. fatigue,” said DiVincenzo Chief of Staff Phil Alagia.
“Joe D’s not in the caucus. Legislators have a tough job. We’re here protecting the taxpayers. I don’t know the specifics but health benefit reform is going to help us keep taxes low.”