Yesterday we noted that while Forrester condemned his campaign manager for spreading lies about Corzine, he was unwilling to fire him from his campaign. That alone says a lot about his complete lack of ethics. Now, he’s flip-flopped and won’t even condemn the smearmongering of his most senior campaign officials:
Forrester, meanwhile, backtracked from his statement Friday condemning his campaign manager, Rick England, for fueling a rumor that Corzine had an affair with a young female political staffer. The Star-Ledger reported yesterday that England cited the rumor in an August conversation with a lobbyist for the New Jersey Education Association.
On Friday night, Sylvester said Forrester had spoken to England and “condemned” his actions. But Forrester said the issue came to his attention only yesterday morning through The Star-Ledger report. He said he would review the circumstances. Asked if there was any chance he would discipline England, he said, “Let me get the facts first.”
Either his spokesperson is a liar, or Forrester approves of these smear tactics. A man of real integrity however, wouldn’t let that happen in his campaign:
Corzine, however, said if such gossip were spread by senior people on his campaign, there’s no question what he would do: “I would ask him to step down.”