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You Have To Consider Local Standards

Apparently Corzine is out of the hospital.  He had this to say:

“I set a very bad example,” said a contrite Mr. Corzine, who broke his left femur and 11 ribs in the accident, speaking from a wheelchair just outside Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J.

His voice breaking with emotion, he added: “I hope the state will forgive me. I will work very hard to set the right kind of example.”

Here at Snowflakes in Hell, we have a loathing distaste for the politics of Governor Corzine, but we’re glad he’s OK, nonetheless, and hope he makes a speedy recovery (no pun intended).  Oh, but wait:

No one in the motorcade used emergency lights, as his driver had been doing at the time of the accident. They kept to a pace of about 70 miles per hour, even though the posted limit is 55 on the stretch of Interstate 295 that leads to Drumthwacket, the governor’s official mansion in Princeton, where Mr. Corzine will spend the next stage of his recovery.

Doing 70 in a 55 eh?   Well, I guess by New Jersey standards that’s really sane driving.  Doing 55 anywhere in Jersey would generally make you a traffic hazard.

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell got into a bit of hot water for having his motorcade do 100MPH down the PA turnpike between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.  It gave new meaning to his nickname “Fast Eddie”.  No news since on whether the Governor has slowed it down.  I suspect after Corzine’s trouble, he has.

4 Responses to “You Have To Consider Local Standards”

  1. straightarrow says:

    Pardon me. but aren’t there some citations due the governor and his driver? Why are we not hearing about the cost to society of failure to wear seatbelts? Should he not be made aware, through police action, that he has broken the law?

  2. Zeron says:

    Corzine has also decided to pay for his medical expenses out of pocket, instead of having his insurance (the NJ taxpayer) pay for it. Personally, I’m willing to have that be a fine enough for him.

  3. straightarrow says:

    I’m not. He should be held to the same law as every American. Not harsher, not milder, the same.

  4. Zeron says:

    Well, Corzine volunteered to pay the $48 fine for not wearing a seat belt.

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