Corzine’s Driver Was Doing 91 mph, But Guess Who’s Really To Blame?

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Give up? The Rutgers women’s basketball team.

During this morning’s MSNBC Live, New York Sun national and foreign editor Nicholas Wapshott told the country he thought the Rutgers team “must feel pretty terrible about what’s happened to Governor Corzine.” Corzine, whose driver was doing 91 mph., was–not surprisingly–a victim of a motor vehicle accident that has left him seriously injured. According to Wapshott, Corzine was speeding to get to a “totally unnecessary meeting of reconciliation where these women are paraded as inadequate.”

Wapshott was talking with host Chris Jansing about Sen. Hillary Clinton’s scheduled participation in a Rutgers forum on women and political leadership when he decided to let the world know how terrible the Rutgers team has to feel about Governor Corzine’s accident. He also allowed that Imus’s remarks were blown out of proportion and that Coach Stringer then had the team members “paraded as victims.”

But he didn’t stop there. He also took the opportunity to advise Clinton to tell the women at Rutgers to “grow up” and “be mature.”

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