A little pre-election levity

TRENTON – Even in the midst of an oft-heated election season, there is time for across-the-aisle levity.

The Board of State Canvassers met this morning to certify the special U.S. Senate election results (Cory Booker won), but while waiting for everyone to show up so the meeting could get started, there was an opportunity to tweak the opposition.

The two Republican legislative members were on hand: Sen. Diane Allen and Assemblyman John Amodeo, but only one of the two legislative Democrats was there: Sen. Paul Sarlo. Assemblyman Craig Coughlan was stuck in traffic and delayed a few minutes.

Lt. Gov. and Secretary of State Kim Guadagno, who chaired the meeting, said with a smile that any Democrat could sit in for purposes of the brief meeting. After all, there should be some present in the hallways of the Statehouse.

But she couldn’t resist adding: “After Tuesday there will be fewer of them,’’ she said with a laugh.

Sarlo, of course, couldn’t take that without a rejoinder.  He just smiled and opined: “We’ll see.’’

A little pre-election levity