Right now he goes by Dr. Bones, but he thinks “President Bones” has a nice ring to it.
Don R. Mueller, an adjunct chemistry professor at William Paterson University who lives in Monsey, NY, is so fed up with politicians of all stripes that he’s decided to become one himself. And he’s shooting high, deciding to skip working his way up the political ladder and going straight for the Presidency through his own organization: The Brain Party.
He’s not running as Don Mueller, mind you, but under his stage name, “Dr. Bones,” with which he educationally entertains school children with a traveling science show.
Dr. Bones’s main platform: politicians are dumb.Read More >
In a 1984 debate against Walter Mondale, Ronald Reagan made a memorable quip when asked if his age, then 73, would jeopardize his ability to govern effectively.
“I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and lack of experience,” said Reagan.
Now, with two recent polls citing Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s golden years as a serious concern among voters, one of Lautenberg’s potential opponents has already attempted to pre-empt a similar joke from the senator.
“I hope that age is not an issue, and that my youth and vigor will not be held against me,” said Assemblyman Joseph Pennacchio, who announced last month that he’s considering running for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.Read More >
Two more Republican County Chairmen have joined Anne Evans Estabrook's U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee, along with three state legislators and a former GOP State Chairman. Hunterdon County GOP Chairman Henry Kuhl and Salem County GOP Chairman Paul Reed join GOP county leaders from Monmouth, Union, Camden and Gloucester counties as likely Estabrook for Senate supporters.
Assemblymen Peter Biondi and Sean Kean, Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck, and former GOP State Chairman Virginia Littell are also backing Estabrook. They join State Senators Joe Kyrillos and Diane Allen, and Assemblywoman Amy Handlin.Read More >
Rep. Bill Pascrell today endorsed Hillary Clinton for the 2008 Democratic presidetial nomination, joining Reps. Frank Pallone, Rob Andrews and Albio Sires as New Jersey Congressmen supporting the Senator from New York. Pascrell will serve as Co-Chair of Italian-Americans for Hillary, and will advise the Clinton campaign on Homeland Security and first responder issues.Read More >
A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today confirmed what another survey said last month: New Jersey voters think Sen. Frank Lautenberg is too old to effectively serve another term.
Sixty-one percent of respondents said that Lautenberg's age will hurt his ability to represent New Jersey during another term, which he would start at the age 84 and finish at 90. Thirty-one percent of those surveyed said that the senator’s age would not be an impediment.
A Quinnipiac University poll from last month also showed that voters were concerned about Lautenberg’s age. In that poll, respondents said Lautenberg was too old by a margin of 54-40.
The Rutgers-Eagleton poll also said that only 24 percent of registered voters think that Lautenberg deserves another term, while 61 said it’s “time for a change.”Read More >
President Barack Obama will return to New Jersey next week to tour the Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie.Read More >
PolitickerNJ.com interview: Jason O’Donnell Confident he has the votes to be the next Democratic State chairman, Jason O’Donnell said his objective will be to drive the core message of the Democratic Party. “My main objective is to bring Democrats home,” said O’Donnell, 41, an assemblyman from Bayonne. “If we...
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By Tedford J. Taylor No topic is a less likely conversation-starter than our eventual deaths. Still, there is a lot to talk about. When polled, about 90 percent of people presented with end-of-life scenarios prefer the prospect of dying at home with... Read More >
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