Me, my? My life in the Rough and Tumble World of New Jersey Politics is Richard Codey’s critical analysis of New Jersey politics through his strong memoirs. He was born in November 27, 1946 to a former county undertaker. He worked in the senate from 1982. He served as senator in New Jersey. He replaced McGreevy as New Jersey governor after he was trapped with a sex scandal involving a member of staff. Codey was not compatible with political kingpins. He knew they would pick a puppet they could control and manipulate that’s why the governor’s resignation was timely for the likes of Codey who wanted to bring tangible results.
He set a 14 month political agenda for himself as the new governor. He was set to scrutinize mental health and national health care. He was also working to put a balanced sustainable budget in place. He proved this by denying having an inauguration ceremony like his predecessors as he felt this was using funds none sparingly.Upon assuming power in the legislative assembly he fought until he an emergency phone box was fixed in the district. He also directed housing authority to create more senior citizen‘s housing facilities. He proposed a bill that enacted a division of aging. He was opposed to a huge of economic development to McDonalds’. He also liberated property owners from tax overload. He cut a fee that was paid to lobbyists who were to be currently paid as per their work outputs. This was purposely to reduce chances of bribery among lobbyists.He introduced a legislation bill on regulation of casinos to make them crime free which improved the industry rapidly from mere gambling. He also proposed on a bill that prevented prosecutors from seeking elective posts to prevent them from seeking publicity during the campaign period.
The book by the governor illustrates his strong and powerful administration policy that aim at showing how effective leadership is brought in the context that fits the will of the people. The book illustrates the perfect tonic for a state long weighed-down by an incessant litany of pallid, talentless political hacks. It further brings into the limelight the different fascinating political backyards being driven by good nuggets.
The fascinating piece of art does On the whole, expresses Codey good pact of fascinating tales about his life in byzantine Jersey politics, and definitely his ascend and plummets from the pinnacle. This seeks to explore his political life in the context that shows the diverse challenges that does arise in the political scene and definitely how a person can reach a downfall in one context and definitely rises in another occasion.
The man rose in the context that proved to be in the context that is humble. He started to elevate his family household building a funeral home. He explored the jersey politics in the context that held him to the top in one accord. His humble acceptance in the public domain is well illustrated from the role he did play in the national politics of the state.
He is conceited of his occupation with the mentally ill. This leads to an account of him disappearing surreptitiously in a mental institution quite a few years which is fairly alarming. He plainly give an account his wife's scuffle with post- partum melancholy and definitely her campaign to create people conscious of that particular illness. The politician also gives an account of moderately concise and understanding imagery of former major player in NJ political affairs such as Governor's McGreevy and Corzine.
There is some bitterness in the book which is illustrated by the various phenomenons that does arise in the political scenes that makes him very sad about them. The man is frustrated in the context that illustrates the various long political journeys he has undertook as a political tool and despite these there are still enemies in front of him. These people set the antagonistic forces against his concern of trying to achieve over the ambition of, bringing development to his people.
The former governor describes politics in jersey as “no beanbag” (Codey 2004). In this context the governor illustrates the blood sport political regime of the time. Codey illustrates across well that It is ultimately a disgrace for the country he certainly not ended up in a row for higher office. In additional it is disheartening that he was discharged by the South Jersey machine. This shows the efforts by enemies in his individual patio in Essex County.
Codey well particulars how he has effectively been competent to endure and thrive for a longer period. This is in essence of devoid of the assistance of a domineering political arena behind him in the performance to his subjects. This leads him to judge himself in the context that He's undoubtedly a extraordinary breed in the state, and it shows.
The political autobiography of this man tries to drive home the various diverse concepts that, shows how an individual passes through the various hurdles in the context that seeks to attain the pinnacle of one’s dream. He pulled the elicit on a Senate gubernatorial dash in ways that help him to reach to the top despite the various hit backs which seems to slow his progress.