You've got to love it

In a rally the other night to protest a proposal to take money out of a training fund for EMTs,  Assemblyman Rick Merkt said the state should eliminate public funding for gubernatorial campaigns … OK, but here’s the rest of the story …

Merkt, who is running for governor, did not qualify for public funds.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

5 Responses to You've got to love it

  1. Tom Lenox says:


    Merkt is still running for governor?!?!?!?!?!?!

  2. Mark in Rockaway says:

    I’m not sure why this qualifies for a headline such as “you’ve got to love it”, which to me usually means some kind of irony is involved.

    If he HAD qualified and accepted public funds, and then suggested to have them eliminated, that would be hypocritical and ironic.

    But since he didn’t qualify and didn’t receive them, I don’t see the conflict. It certainly makes more sense than the raiding of the EMT Training fund lockbox.

    I mean seriously….isn’t the primary intent of public campaign funds to minimize corruption? How’s THAT working out so far?

  3. Methinks Mark is reading our stuff too carefully 🙂

  4. P says:

    First Twitter, now smiley faces . . Fred, you’re really getting into the whole web thing.

  5. Ed Ramirez says:

    Its about time don’t you think

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