WHO’S UP AND WHO’S DOWN: Attorney General Grewal Wins the Week

WHO’S UP

Gurbir Grewal

As people in both parties – including state Senators Vin Gopal and Bob Singer – rushed to his side, the state Attorney General exposed the dumbness of two shock jock radio hosts who had referred to the Sikh American as “turban man.”

Tony Verrelli

Having failed in a head to head with Verlina Reynolds Jackson, the carpenter won his second crack at an assembly seat last night by picking off Jeff Laurenti. A Mercer County Freeholder, Verrelli prevailed in a field of four, which included policy wonk Jeff Laurenti, activist Fatima Mughal, and Hopewell Township Mayor Kevin Kuchinski.

Joe Kyrillos

Kyrillos
The retiring Kyrillos takes a bow in the Stone Pony.

The Monmouth County Freeholders today are dedicating West Front Street Bridge in his hometown of Middletown to the former state Senator, universally acknowledged as a class act.

Bob Menendez

The U.S. Senator had a good week – or couple of weeks. His opponent looked decidedly unmodern (see below) and he beat up on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Jim Tedesco

Over 400 people showed up last night to the Bergen County Executive’s barbecue fundraiser, including Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Senator Paul Sarlo (D-36), Senator Joe Lagana, Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-36) and Assemblyman Clinton Calabrese. Bergen County Democratic Committee Chairman Lou Stellato served as the emcee.

WHO’S DOWN

Bob Hugin

Just when he needed to look more dynamic, the Republican challenger to Senator Bob Menendez suddenly resembled a fossilized version of himself when Politico dredged up this tidbit from his privileged Princeton past: opposition to minorities at the Ivy League university’s Tiger Inn.

Jeff Laurenti

The former executive director of the New Jersey Senate failed – but not by much at all! – in his bid to replace Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora as the next assemblyman in the 15th District.

Dennis and Judi

The suspended 101.5 FM hosts had to apologize after dumbly referring to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal as “turban man.”

Phil Murphy

On Thursday, the state senate voted 28-3 in favor of asking the voters to strip the Governor’s constitutional authority to certify how much the state gets annually in revenue.

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One response to “WHO’S UP AND WHO’S DOWN: Attorney General Grewal Wins the Week”

  1. With reference to the radio hosts that ridiculed the AGs turban, I feel they were promptly and rightfully suspended. To make matters worse Malloy comes out with a supposedly formal apology but still neglects to refer to Mr. Grewal by name. To me that’s still a tad shy of a sincere apology.
    I understand fully well that he couldn’t come out and say’ hey turban man I would like to say I’m sorry….’, lol! A certain amount of decency, decorum and propriety must be displayed by people in high visibility in the media. Just appalling and very disturbing, the shallowness and insensitivity as well as lack of any semblance of sophistication in the slightest. This is not SNL, hello!

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