Forrester's Anti-Corruption Balloon Deflating
So now Forrester's prime example of someone who has brought "NJ to bankruptcy and shame" is found to have business ties with exactly that person from The Times
Forrester, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, and Norcross, the South Jersey Democratic Party insider, haven't sat down across a desk and intimately hammered out insurance packages for their clients.
But Forrester's pharmacy benefits management company, Benecard Services, and Norcross' Commerce Insurance Services do do some business together.
Norcross is CEO and president of Commerce Insurance Services, a division of Commerce Bank. And that puts Forrester in an indirect relationship with Norcross, who Forrester repeatedly has accused of being part of a group that has 'brought New Jersey to bankruptcy and shame' while demanding that U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, explain his relationship with Norcross.
Please let Forrester use the Chewbacca Defense!
Still, Forrester's campaign notes there's nothing untoward about the relationship, noting Benecard does business with numerous brokers and has no say in whether Benecard works with Commerce Insurance.
That decision, a spokeswoman said, is the choice of Benecard's clients, who look to brokers such as Commerce Insurance to get employee benefits coverage at the cost they want. Benecard, based in Lawrence, provides prescription drug and vision programs.
"Commerce Insurance is one of many brokers which places Benecard business," Forrester spokeswoman Sherry Sylvester said.
DING! DING! DING!
I knew he would use the chewbacca defense! For those of you who don't know what that is too bad.
Look, I don't like Walmart, I don't like what it is doing to this country. I think Walmart is bankrupting and shaming this country. So I don't shop there. If I were a business, I wouldn't do business with them. Isn't this simple? I mean aren't there other Insurance Services that Forrester's company could use instead of one that is tied to George Norcross?
This from a man who had an ad placing Corzine in Norcross' backpocket due to a breakfast meeting! Here is part of the ad:
"It's a very disturbing pattern," an announcer says in the ad. "Tapes released by the attorney general make it clear: Jon Corzine is too close to the most powerful Democrat bosses to bring the change New Jersey demands."
Yeah if an alleged breakfast meeting (that didn't happen) can bring Corzine too close to the most powerful Democrat bosses to bring the change New Jersey demands, then what would a multi million dollar business contract do to you Doug Forrester?