A Democrat for state AG

Paula Dow, the Essex County Prosecutor, was named today by Chris Christie to be state Attorney General.

Christie’s selection of a Democrat shows a refreshing commitment away from partisan politics, but you have got to figure that some Republicans are miffed. Attorney General is a key position.

Jay Webber, the state party chair, in fact, was prompted to release a statement applauding the move. It said:

“I applaud Governor-elect Christie’s decision to nominate a public servant who shares his vision for New Jersey and record of success. The Governor-elect continues to demonstrate that he will surround himself with strong, qualified people with a commitment to making our state a better place to live. Paula Dow will be a fine Attorney General for New Jersey, and I urge her swift confirmation by the Senate.”


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 A Democrat for state AG

  1. ed france says:

    Good step in the right dircetion.At least he is showing that he wants people who can do the job. For too long NJ has been logjamed with pollicial hacks who want to pad pensions and bleed the system. Good job Chris.

  2. JS says:

    Fredjalism – the art of reporting a self-made conflict where none exists. Which Republicans are miffed? Everywhere else reports strong bipartisan support and a speedy Senate confirmation.

  3. The point is JS that many conservative Republicans are upset that Christie chose a Democrat. Just read the blogs and other commentary.

    As for me, I think it’s great,

  4. JS says:

    Fred – I think your mixing party affiliation loyalty with blind ideological purity. The conservative blogs are mad cause contrarian Mulshine and his 6% Ron Paul crowd told them to be. His column’s target, Peter Viernerio, was a Republican.

  5. Aron Pinski says:

    greetings appreciate the blog must have taken a fair amount of effort.

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