Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Governor Corzine with his ex-wife at Chim Chim's bar mitzvah.

It appears New Jersey Governor John Corzine has some 'splaining to do. Apparently, he likes to mimic Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's driving habits.
Corzine's Car Was Going 91 MPH Before Crash

The SUV carrying Gov. Jon Corzine was traveling about 91 MPH moments before it crashed, New Jersey state police superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said Tuesday.

The governor was critically injured when the vehicle crashed into a guardrail on the Garden State Parkway just north of Atlantic City last week (see related story). He apparently was not wearing his seat belt as he rode in the front passenger's seat (see related story).

The speed limit along that stretch of the parkway is 65 mph.

The state trooper-driven sport utility vehicle was in the left lane with its emergency lights flashing when a pickup tried to get out of its way. Instead, it set off a chain reaction that resulted in the crash.

Corzine's list of injuries was extensive: he broke his left thigh bone, a dozen ribs, his collarbone and his chest bone. He also fractured a vertebra in his lower back. He remained in critical but stable condition on Tuesday, and doctors were assessing when he might be ready to breathe without a ventilator (see related story). (H/T - KYW)
Actually, considering Corzine's brilliantly devised tax-the-electorate-back-to-the-Stone-Age policy, he has more in common with that idiot Rendell than one would think.

After this debacle, I am sure that Corzine and his driver will receive the same penalties as Rendell did when he was speeding along the PA Turnpike: not a one. I reckon it's good to be The King.

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