Winning “The Blago”Saturday, July 25th, 2009
“The Blago…it’s Effing Golden!”
I had not intended to blog but I was struck by a news article on political corruption in New Jersey – so much so that I am instituting an award for politicians or other public figures who get caught making damning statements regarding their own political corruption. I am calling the award “the Blago“, in honor of the impeached and indicted ex-Governor of Illinois.
Our first nominee for this prestigious award is Peter Cammarano III, Mayor of Hoboken New Jersey, now facing Federal charges:
Among those ensnared by the informant was Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano III, prosecutors said. The 32-year-old Cammarano, who won a runoff election last month, was accused of accepting money from the developer at a Hoboken diner.
“There’s the people who were with us, and that’s you guys,” the complaint quotes Cammarano saying. “There’s the people who climbed on board in the runoff. They can get in line. … And then there are the people who were against us the whole way. … They get ground into powder.”
I suspect that time will deliver us no shortage of contenders for the Blago.
“I seen my opportunities and I took’em”
– George Washington Plunkett.