New Jersey to Nation: We don't care what you think – even if we generally agree with you. So what if we all agree that New Jersey has more crooked politicians, more street crime, more organized crime, more pollution and higher taxes than the rest of the country? We would still rather live here than in those dull, colorless states you call home. A New Jersey inferiority complex? I don't see it. We are what we are, and we're proud of it.
Comment by Michael P. Torpey (J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law). Michael is a former Chief of Staff to Governor Christine Todd Whitman and served as New Jersey Director of Campaign Operations for Bush-Cheney '04. He is now a partner in 1868 Public Affairs, a Trenton based consulting firm, Michael Torpey, Esq., can be reached at 609-394-0888.