Sunday, January 20, 2013

Grace, Rainbows, and NJ Governors

Former Democratic New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey stepped down following revelation of an affair with a male staffer. Recently, he was featured in a documentary called “Fall to Grace”. Since coming out of the closet, he has attended seminary and worked with prisoners.
The same documentary ignored the outstanding number of corruption allegations against McGreevey. Instead of coming clean, McGreevey decided to resign from office and hide behind “the rainbow”. His fall into grace did not grace the Garden State with anything more than unstable leadership for the next seven years.

The next governor of New Jersey, Jon Corzine, spent one pot of gold, his own, to get elected. Then he wasted the pot of gold at the end of the New Jersey rainbow. Leaving office in disgrace, Corzine spent MF Global’s pot of gold on another set of risky schemes. Instead of a rainbow, Corzine hid behind his ego.

Governor Chris Christie is now cleaning up the mess left by McGreevey and Jon Corzine.
At the end of this colorful governor’s tenure, perhaps he will leave a pot of gold for New Jersey and her residents to enjoy. He sure played a “good luck charm” for the state during Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy.
In the Bible, the rainbow is a spectrum which promises no more floods. After Christie’s tenure, whether 2014 or 2018, New Jerseyans hopefully will never be flooded with debt again. Perhaps they will taste the rainbow of economic recovery and deficit reduction in the future.

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