The Republican running against Mayor Cory Booker for the late, and great, Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat is named Steve Lonegan. I didn’t know much about Lonegan, until now. Now I know Lonegan is an idiot.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry called the nation’s implementation of Obamacare “a criminal act” as he ended his trip across New Jersey today with a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan outside a Bergen County diner.
Rick Perry? He invited Rick Perry to New Jersey to campaign with him?
In Bergen County, no less. Bergen is right across the Hudson from Manhattan. I lived there for ten years, before I moved to New York. It’s no hotbed of liberalism, but unless the population recently began to feel the effects of mercury poisoning, or something, it’s not that right wing, either, especially on social issues.
And if there’s one thing I know about New Jerseyites, it’s that the howdy partner cowboy act does not resonate with them. It’s utterly alien, like performing Chinese opera at a Polish wedding.