New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took time off from his presidential campaign recently to appoint two new judges to the state Superior Court, Mike Donohue and James Pickering. The Senate unanimously approved both appointments.
Donohue is the former chairman of the Republican Party in Cape May County and Pickering formerly served as chairman of the Democratic Party in the county. Donohue, an attorney, was the leader of his party since 2010. Pickering topped the Democratic party in Cape May County for more than a decade.
Wildwood attorney Marcus Karavan, who was appointed interim chairman of the Cape May County Regular Republican Organization to succeed Donohue, selected Donohue's brother, Tim, to serve as second vice chairman of the party, a new position.
Tim Donohue, who just stepped down as mayor of Middle Township, was appointed Acting Road Supervisor of Cape May County at a salary of $60,000 a year as a going-away present.
I don't know how qualified these gentlemen are for the positions to which they have been appointed, but that is why we have such things as on-the-job training. Or is it part of the "Politicians' Full-Employment Plan?"
Beau Weisman, Editor