The rich and powerful

Roll Call, the newspaper that covers Congress, has released its list of the 50 wealthiest members of Congress ….

Our local man, Rodney Frelinghuysen, is 14th on the list with a net worth of $18.15 million in 2008…. That sounds good, but it’s about $4 million less than his net worth in 2007.


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.

6 Responses to The rich and powerful

  1. P says:

    And we care because . . . ?

    How about an item on the health care “reform” that the Dems are trying to jam through Congress, or Obama’s decision to up the troop level in Afghanistan, or the snowballing disaster that is the state budget, or the NJ Dems latest brainstorm to change the law for replacing US Senators that leave office before their term of office is up, or twenty other things that are real issues facing people in Morris County . . ?!

    If you want to bring up Rodney’s position on the surge, fine. This type of post wouldn’t even make the cut for Page Six.

    P.S. And if you wanted to be Fair and Balanced, you would have also noted that Rodney isn’t the richest member of NJ delegation, that honor goes to Senator Frank “the Replacement” Lousenberg (D – ADP). You could have also noted that Dems took eight of the top ten spots, with John “the Gigolo” Kerry (D – Heinz Ketchup) grabbing the top spot.

    P.P.S. Rodney might be rich, but at this point, being a member of the Republican caucus means he isn’t “powerful.”

    P.P.P.S. I’ll get to Ted’s junk tomorrow. I guess he didn’t appreciate the fact that I cut him a break for the holiday. From now on, no more Mr. Nice Guy.

    Link to RC article –

  2. We care because Rodney is OUR local congressman

  3. jimmycat says:

    It’s fine that P disagrees; but the continuous name calling is tiresome and childish. His/her dominance on this blog is why I rarely even check it any more, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. Too bad because it could be a valuable resource for the exchange of ideas for all.

  4. P says:

    When Roll Call or The Hill publishes the list of each member of congress’s favorite color make sure you note that here too because WE CARE.

  5. P says:

    JC – Before you critcise my “dominance” of this blog (and thank you, by the way, for the compliment), you should go back and look at two things – 1.) In the past month, have I posted an average of more than 1 item per day (and if so, is that really “domination”). . and just because no one else wants to share their thoughts/positions/rants, should that preclude me from posting mine; and 2.) If you eliminated everything I’ve posted in the past six months (and all of Ted’s responses), what would be left, and would anyone looking for a lively political debate bother to stop by even once a week to read it?

    As far as “name calling,” I prefer to think of my stuff as original, satirical musings. If you want to hit anyone for name calling, you should direct your attention to Mr. Doty, who hasn’t found something original since he hit upon “Pbrain” months ago. I was hoping by now to have at least a half dozen even crueler nicknames, but alas, Mr T. is just a one-trick pony. Oops, another vicious incident of “name calling.” Twenty lashes with a wet noodle for me.

  6. P says:

    Wow, almost a week’s gone by and NO ONE has posted anything (including Fred – Yo Fred, you still with us?).

    I would definitely say having a static weblog is better than having people like Ted and/or me post multiple times a day . . . don’t the three people still reading this site agree?


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