Tuesday, February 12, 2008

DWI legislator

The Star-Ledger has a solid editorial lambasting the Statehouse and Gov. Corzine for approving a measure to rename Route 23 for former Congressman Robert Roe.

Roe, who ironically served on the House Transportation Committee, caused a drunk driving accident in 1993 shortly after retiring from Congress.

You'd think this one would be a no-brainer.



At 1:54 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

Great to see you back blogging, Jackie!

At 2:44 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

After the Harrison A. Williams Metropark, Larrison Hall, and others, don't these people think it's time to stop naming things in memory of living people?

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

Maybe Grover Cleveland is more appropriate. He was born in Caldwell, not far from the beginning of Route 23. He's also dead, so his legacy is complete. There should be no "surprises" like Roe.
I don't know if Jersey already has a Grover Cleveland Highway, but we do have other dead presidents like Harding (US 40) and Lincoln (Route 27), as well as patriots like Thomas Paine (US 202).
If it's about the Legislature naming highways after Democrats, Cleveland fits that bill, too. He was a Democrat.


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