A conservative leader in New Jersey is weighing in on news
reports involving the future whereabouts of EPA Administrator Lisa
Lisa Jackson submitted her
resignation last Thursday and plans to leave the Environmental
Protection Agency following President Obama's State of the Union
address later this month.
Immediately after the news broke, NJ.com reported the speculation that Jackson
might return to New Jersey, where she once ran the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection, and run for governor.
Rob Eichmann, editor of Conservative New Jersey (CNJ) and elected
member of the Republican State Committee, says, "That is a very
interesting piece of speculation."
"She has never run for
anything. She has conducted herself professionally her entire
professional career as an authoritative bureaucrat who doesn't
appear to think that rules, regulations and laws apply to her,"
On December 18, more than a week ahead of Jackson's resignation,
The Washington Post reported that Jackson
might become the next president of New Jersey-based Princeton
University. The CNJ editor calls that "troubling."
"That's a more natural position for her than running for
governor, but the thought of [Princeton] becoming further to the
left certainly is troubling," he submits.
If Jackson should seek statewide office in New Jersey, she would
face off against state Senator Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), the
only declared Democrat in the race. Meanwhile, Republican Governor
Chris Christie is seeking reelection.
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