July 12, 2011: Sweeney Finally Admits Anti-Christie Rant Caused by Steroid Rage
Last week, Sweeney, in a rage, gave his opinion of the Governor after the recent budget battle: “I wanted to punch him in his head…He’s a rotten prick!”.
Unknown until just today is the reason for the tirade: anabolic steroids.
After much speculation, Sweeney finally admitted that he had received steroids from Brian McNamee, the baseball trainer who has whipped a few pitching stars into shape with steroids, including Roger Clemens and Andy Petite.
“Sweeney got in touch with me through a player on the Trenton Thunder, who played for the Yankees in years past. He told me that he needed something to boost his strength and endurance in dealing with ‘the governor of a small northeastern state. I don’t follow politics, so I did not know who he was referring to,” said McNamee.
On June 29, Christie signed a bill that forced state employees to pay more per year for their pensions and health benefits. According to the news reports, “Christie handed the first pen he used to sign the bill to Senate President Sweeney, whom he praised for his bipartisanship and ‘political courage’ for joining with the GOP to pass legislation that his own Democratic Party members in the legislature opposed.”
McNamee would work training Sweeney before each meeting with the governor, and would administer injections in the rear—-of Sweeney’s Senate office.
However, any bipartisanship was swept away two days later, when Christie “took an axe” to the state budget, using a line item veto to eliminate every proposal championed by Sweeney the Democrats, ranging from a proposed tax on millionaires to funding for education, health care for the poor, and the state’s most financially troubled cities.
Sweeney was ‘furious’, especially since the governor had repeatedly promised to discuss the budget with him beforehand. “This is all about him being a bully and a punk,” he told Tom Moran of The Star-Ledger in an interview Friday. “I wanted to punch him in his head.” McNamee is no longer administering steroids, as he was “only engaged through the budget season.”
In other news, NJTV head honcho Neal Shaprio, has rejected a slogan for the news station, citing that the catchphrase “All Adubato, All the Time”, might send the wrong message. “We are still keeping our options open.”