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NJ Lottery tickets call Corzine 'Acting Gov.'

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Gov. Corzine got an early Christmas present from the New Jersey Lottery — a demotion to acting governor.

A $2 scratch-off game, Holiday Lucky Times 10, that hit the stores Nov. 13 lists Jon S. Corzine as "Acting Governor" on a list of state and lottery officials, even though Corzine was elected to a four-year term in November 2005.

"I just bought a ticket, I looked at the back of it just to see what the prizes were and I happened to notice it said, "Jon Corzine, acting governor,' " said James Shea of Hazlet. "I said, "There's something wrong there.' "

Dominick DeMarco, spokesman for the lottery, said the mistake was a vendor error that lottery officials, too busy making sure the fine print detailing rules and prize amounts were correct, didn't catch until the more than 5 million tickets were in circulation.

"We missed that," DeMarco said. "We just flat-out missed that."

The lottery will not attempt to correct the error, and the tickets will remain on the market.

"They're out there, they're selling," DeMarco said. "I can say this, it's not going to happen again."

The "acting" governor was not insulted by the mistake.

"That's a scratch-off that left us scratching our heads," Corzine spokesman Anthony Coley said.

New Jersey has had four acting governors since 2001.

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Posted: November 21, 2006, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

I think it was quite accurate calling Corzine the acting Governor.  He has only been acting since he was elected to the Senate and now as Governor.  Maybe if he keeps one promise he made in his campaigns he will be entitled to remove the acting from his title.

I don't think this was an error

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    Delaware
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    Posted: November 21, 2006, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

    I'm amazed anyone would even want to refer to him as any kind of governor at all... Green laugh

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      Posted: November 22, 2006, 10:00 am - IP Logged

      I'm amazed anyone would even want to refer to him as any kind of governor at all... Green laugh

      LOL. Y'all bet-ter leave my Gub'nor alone, COrZ y'all get me acting crazy...

      $$$

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        Posted: November 22, 2006, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

        Maybe the lottery ticket makers gave him the demotion for shutting the state down and the lottery.  Maybe Governor Corzine can get acting tips from Governor Arnold the terminator!-weshar75

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          Posted: November 23, 2006, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

          LOL. Y'all bet-ter leave my Gub'nor alone, COrZ y'all get me acting crazy...

          Don't get me started on New Jersey...

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            Posted: November 23, 2006, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

            Maybe the lottery ticket makers gave him the demotion for shutting the state down and the lottery.  Maybe Governor Corzine can get acting tips from Governor Arnold the terminator!-weshar75

            Good one!

            You know what the hardest thing to find in New Jersey is?  Someone who voted for Corzine.  It's so typical of all the dumb NJ voters (speaking as a NJ resident myself, but not as one who voted for Corzine) that they are angry about all the bad politicians, every moment of every day, except the moment when they're in the voting booth.

             

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              Posted: November 23, 2006, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

              Good one!

              You know what the hardest thing to find in New Jersey is?  Someone who voted for Corzine.  It's so typical of all the dumb NJ voters (speaking as a NJ resident myself, but not as one who voted for Corzine) that they are angry about all the bad politicians, every moment of every day, except the moment when they're in the voting booth.

              Your absolutely right Todd. 

              I do believe we're the only state that has "Forest Gump" fever when it comes to voting for such losers as coorzinnneie...! Heck, he would'nt even make a good acting gov.

                                                           

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                Posted: November 25, 2006, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                I voted for Corzine, and I'm quite proud of it.

                I would vote for him again.

                I would be embarrassed if I had voted for anyone who rebranded the "war for Halliburton," as the "war on terror," though, or if I voted for a failed MBA who bankrupted his country for many generations.

                Corzine is a former army seargent who through hard work and effort made himself extremely wealthy. 

                 

                Speaking of voters:  The person occupying the White House is a failed businessman whose daddy had to bail him out of disasters like "Arbusto Oil."

                Bushie's daddy isn't going to be able to bail him out of this binge though.  No one could do that.  He has screwed up so royally that the entire planet is shaking its head in disgust and asking how any rational person could have voted for this. 

                I'm hoping we'll be able to call him "Impeached President Bush" soon enough.  But we will not be able to fix what he has broken, at home or abroad.

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                  Posted: November 25, 2006, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

                  I voted for Corzine, and I'm quite proud of it.

                  I would vote for him again.

                  I would be embarrassed if I had voted for anyone who rebranded the "war for Halliburton," as the "war on terror," though, or if I voted for a failed MBA who bankrupted his country for many generations.

                  Corzine is a former army seargent who through hard work and effort made himself extremely wealthy. 

                   

                  Speaking of voters:  The person occupying the White House is a failed businessman whose daddy had to bail him out of disasters like "Arbusto Oil."

                  Bushie's daddy isn't going to be able to bail him out of this binge though.  No one could do that.  He has screwed up so royally that the entire planet is shaking its head in disgust and asking how any rational person could have voted for this. 

                  I'm hoping we'll be able to call him "Impeached President Bush" soon enough.  But we will not be able to fix what he has broken, at home or abroad.

                  Doesn't matter who you vote for in New Jersey. You will get the same thing: blantant and rampid corruption.

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                    Posted: November 25, 2006, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                    Maybe the lottery ticket makers gave him the demotion for shutting the state down and the lottery.  Maybe Governor Corzine can get acting tips from Governor Arnold the terminator!-weshar75

                    I Agree!

                    I know little about this man, but every time I hear the term acting in front of any politician, I always snicker. Aren't they usually acting?  I mean, if any "regular" guy began kissing babies in a crowd, he'd be arrested.

                    If Rodney Dangerfield was still alive, I'd vote for him since he never got any respect in the first place.