Elitism is what Hurt NJ Governor Corzine

By now most people know that NJ Governor Jon S. Corzine was involved in a serious vehicle accident and is in very bad shape in the hospital. It will be months before he recovers from this accident. Corzine was on his way to the Governor’s Mansion to meet with Don Imus and the Rutgers Women’s Basketball team. That meeting was not an emergency and there is no reason that the Governor needed to treat getting there as if the world was ending.

An yet, Corzine’s police driven vehicle was traveling 91 miles an hour in a 65 mph zone with the emergency lights flashing. Corzine was also not wearing a seat belt. There is no reason that Corzine needed to be going this fast. The police officer driving him had no reason to be speeding nearly 30 miles above the posted limit. No reason except this elected official and his police officer driver decided that the rules that apply to the others on the road do not apply to them. One sees this all the time with police officers who sped down the highway going well over the limit. These are the same people who will write you a ticket for speeding.

Corzine was going to meet with people who were reconciling a difference. He was not going to an earthquake or another 9/11. He was not going to anything important enough to risk his or anyone else’s life on. Corzine nearly killed himself to get to a meeting and how great would it have been if he had killed someone else on the road just so he could get to a meeting that amounted to nothing more than a photo-op for him?

Elitism, the idea that one is above the rules expected of all others, is what caused Corzine to get injured. They should fire the cop driving him and Corzine should be charged for not wearing his seat belt. Voters there should also consider his blatant disregard for the lives of others when they next go to the polls.

Having said that, I wish him a speedy recovery and pray that he heals quickly.


Big Dog

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6 Responses to “Elitism is what Hurt NJ Governor Corzine”

  1. Schatz says:

    Perhaps they should see the example set below where a Wisconsin Sheriff wrote himself a ticket for not obeying the laws he is sworn to enforce. Now there is integrity – wish we could see more of it.

  2. Patsy says:

    I find it difficult to kick a dog when he’s down, Big Dog. Governor Corzine must have felt the meeting with Imus and the Rutgers’ Girls Basketball team was important enough to be on time. Whatever elitist excesses that were on full display, the parties involved are paying for them dearly. Thankfully, as you pointed out, no one else was harmed. I wish the governor and his driver a speedy recovery.

  3. Big Dog says:

    Patsy, I understand the sentiment but trust me when I tell you that the police would have no such feeling toward you if you were the driver.

    Schatz, These cops are rare indeed.

  4. Patsy says:

    Oh, I wasn’t disputing your point, BD. It’s a completely righteous point of view and I agree of with you. I apologize for not making my support of your views more clear. I was being the typical soft-hearted female who finds it difficult to make tough calls when someone is hurting. A perfect example of why most women are unsuitable to hold higher office & positions of major responsibility.

  5. Big Dog says:

    I understood what you meant. I was expressing my general disdain for the way law enforcement acts.

    I would not say that women are not suited for higher office or responsibility. I think the soft sided, or nurture, part of women is the compliment to the male counterpart.

    We really need that outlook sometimes.

  6. Patsy says:

    Not while we’re at war, BD. Who do you suppose wants to vote Hillary into the WH, hmmmmm? ( Not me, of course, but …, well, you know)