A report released today by the Center for Public Integrity says New Jersey has the lowest risk of corruption among all 50 states, thanks to laws enacted in response to its tainted past.
Who woulda thought?
But Governor Christie says it’s all his doing: “What it means is that we’ve done a great job,” Christie said in an interview. “In the seven years I was U.S. Attorney and now the last two years as governor you haven’t heard in our two years in office any hint of scandal or criminal activity anywhere throughout the government. And if New Jersey is getting better and less corrupt that’s great news. Listen, if there’s one thing I know I can take credit for, it’s that.”
Maybe. The massive arrests in the New Jersey political corruption scandal happened after Christie resigned as US Attorney. So maybe that’s not to his credit. On the other hand, they occurred before he was elected governor, so you can’t blame him for it either.