Saturday, December 01 2007 @ 11:54 AM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
It was soon revealed, and widely publicized, that the trooper who was escorting the governor had been traveling 91 mph in a 65 mph zone, even though the governor was not responding to any emergency and had no legitimate reason to be speeding. It was also revealed that the governor was not wearing his seatbelt.
Since his release from the hospital, Governor Corzine has apologized profusely for failing to buckle up. He has yet to issue a single apology for the reckless behavior of his appointed driver -- behavior that threatened not just his own life but the lives of everyone with whom he shared the road that day.
Last week Governor Corzine released a PSA in cooperation with the U.S. DOT, in which he proclaimed himself lucky to be alive and suggested that, if only he had been wearing his seatbelt, he most likely would have walked away from this "accident" unscathed. The governor makes no mention of the reckless driving that caused this "accident." Nor does he bother to explain the dynamics of this particular crash or why he thinks a seatbelt would have made such a big difference in his case. Governor Corzine implores the public to please remember to buckle up. He says nothing about speeding or reckless driving.