Bob Ingle - Jackoff
You may recall that I liveblogged the NJ gubernatorial debate not too long ago and mentioned something about a gun going off. I also mentioned how stupid Bob Ingle was when asking about bears. Luckily we have Bob Ingle himself setting both records straight
"Debate insider: Being a part of the gubernatorial debate live on NJN TV offered a unique vantage point. Corzine and Doug Forrester were having a heated exchange when a light bulb exploded. It sounded like a rifle shot. Everyone looked to see if they were bleeding, but no one dropped a beat.
The show's producer said usually 12-14 questions are asked in an hour debate so the three journalists prepared six questions each. No one expected to get to question 18. When moderator Kent Manahan called on me, I looked down at my notes to find no question written, just a No. 18 and a note to myself: 'Ask about bears.'
Forrester laughed at the ad libbed intro, then said it was a serious question for 'those who have had breakfast with bears in their kitchens.' All I could think about was a paraphrase of Boss Norcross on the Palmyra tapes: 'I have had breakfast with bears ... not because they like me, but because they have to.
As if... Bob you love bears. You know you do. Why else would you want them all dead.
In any case, nobody watched the damned thing. Only 50,000 people of the 8 million inhabitants of the garden state gave a rats ass and I was one of them. Go figure.
As Bob making some case about Corzine putting Norcross in charge of the the Atlantic City Casino Reinvestment Development Authority that is just patently false. Ingle:
You may recall reading here that the rumor is Sen. Jon Corzine had promised that, if elected governor, Camden County Democratic Boss George Norcross, a foul-mouthed, power-hungry egomaniac, could appoint the next executive director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
This is something of Bob Ingle's invention and would only be repeated by him. A brief google search turns up only Bob Ingle making this supposition about the position CRDA. In fact the Press of Atlantic City (perhaps the paper of record on this story) has recently written about this story.
Bob Ingle, I dare you, no I double dog dare you to find the word Norcross in that article. You will find Corzine but it will be innnocuous:
Irene Hill-Smith, one of the board members who signed the letter, said she hoped Bashaw would stay until after the next governor is elected. If Bashaw held off his resignation until then, the new governor - who, if current polling holds steady, would be Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine - would have the choice of the successor rather than Codey.
The point is largely mute by now, since Codey already appointed Thomas Carver.
However, rumor mongering is hardly anything that should be taken seriously on any newspaper page. For a guy who constantly writes about the polluted political environment of New Jersey, you would think that Ingle would be a bit more careful as to what he chooses to include in his articles. Ingle, in publishing a rumor about a potential governor, potentially putting someone else in charge of his own appointments is reaching at best, and intellectually dishonest at worse.
So Bob, stop publishing rumors. You aren't in high school anymore.