Plainfielders who, along with many other New Jerseyans, feel that POLITICAL CORRUPTION is a BIG DEAL in the state, may want to ponder the recommendation by Senators Lautenberg and Menendez of former Federal prosecutor and Clinton DOJ official Paul Fishman as U.S. Attorney, to replace Chris Christie.
Menendez is quoted in the PolitickerNJ story as saying --
"New Jersey families deserve a U.S. Attorney who makes protecting them from economic crimes, the spreading gang activity, as well as gun and drug trafficking a priority of the office."Isn't it odd that pursuing corruption in the Garden State doesn't even get a mention?
But wait! There's more!
Fishman has a specialty in white-collar crime and represented several public officials prosecuted by Christie.
The stories make no mention of the outcomes of those individuals' trials.
Though he is eminently qualified, I find this particular omission disturbing.
The last thing Plainfielders and New Jerseyans need is the thought that the state's pols will be safe in selling their votes and influence in the Obama years.
Somebody, please reassure us!