Apprentice Star May Be NJ's First Lt. Gov.
Randal Pinkett, the Season 4 winner of "The Apprentice," NBC's hit reality television show featuring Donald Trump, has emerged as the front-runner to become Gov. Jon S. Corzine's running mate in November, a high-ranking state Democratic official said Monday.
I hate to say it but with incumbent Corzine trailing in polls, doesn't this set up the You're Fired punchline?
New Jersey is one of the few states with no lieutenant governor, but saw two consecutive elected governors resign: Christie Todd Whitman to join the Bush cabinet and Jim McGreevy to join the All Time Top Ten List of Scandals. The state saw bizarre circumstances with Senate presidents taking over as governor: five governors in a week including three in one day in January 2002. So this year they're creating the post.
Oh, and I also love those "highranking official" disclaimers *coughCorzinecough*