Ray Lesniak Is Smiling Right Now

After claiming that she didn’t know her kids were getting free lunches, even though she acknowledged filling out the forms for it, it appears Elizabeth Board of Education President Marie Munn has been arrested for stealing from the federal government.  And, not for nothing, from the Elizabeth schools she is supposed to be helping.

It’s funny how often the “reformers” who scream about corruption get caught up in corruption scandals.  A lot like the homophobes who get caught with male prostitutes, the abstinence preachers who got knocked up out of wedlock, or the anti–government funding candidates who got rich through government funding.  Not that they are hypocrites.

Munn’s mortal enemy, State Senator and Union County power broker Ray Lesniak, is hoisting a drink right about now.

UPDATE: PoliticsNJ is reporting that the total cost to the schools was $3,946.  Amazing how little it takes to bring a potential power broker down.

Comments (3)

  1. FreeDem

    Only a petty person would find joy in destroying another’s career, albeit deservedly so. The public trust should not be for any individual entrusted with it to abuse. While that is an idealistic statement, it is true, and that is why Munn was called to answer for her actions. That it plays into the hands of one side or the other is irrelevant. Justice is (or should be) blind. Public figures should be held to higher standards publicly. Leaders should lead by example, and not believe they can behave however they choose because they are insulated in their position. This is what is transpiring in Elizabeth, and if it works to Lesniak’s favor, so be it. But Elizabeth could not continue to go in the direction it was with institutionalized and systematized patronage, corruption, nepotism, and lies in the place where only the seediest sort of people would seek to politicize and exploit. While I’m not one to celebrate another’s demise, I applaud justice and the work that goes towards creating a more perfect union.  

  2. William Weber (WjcW)

    the shame of Elizabeth is that supposedly it is one of the best performing abbot/urban districts we have…


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