Wednesday, May 03, 2006

For some reason, I picked up on this

As I first learned last week, New Jersey has held fast against the rising tide of self-service gas stations for almost six decades, refusing to legalize any fuel operation that didn't offer full service. Then came Gov. Jon Corzine's proposal to permit self-service stations as a way to combat soaring fuel prices.

What followed was a deluge of bitter opposition from New Jerseyans, more than 1,400 of whom personally contacted the governor's office to express their displeasure at the idea of people having to pump their own gas. The result? As a reader just alerted us in a comment, Corzine caved in and dropped the plan Tuesday, saying the battle just isn't worth the effort. State Senate President Richard Codey cracked wise about the announcement, saying Corzine "made the right decision, although a bit self-serving."

For the record, this post didn't contain even one reference to The Sopranos. Well, until now. Damn.

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