A man of the people - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

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He is really representing his constituents. From FOX News:

Dem governor flees to $7M Italian vacation home as political, personal problems mount
His constituents are complaining about the state's crumbling transit system. His own party wants to strip him of gubernatorial powers. The soccer team he owns is living in dire conditions, and one of his sons has been in trouble with the law.

What's a newly elected governor with no experience in elected office to do? He takes a vacation far, far away.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy raised eyebrows last week as he embarked on a swanky 11-day trip to Italy, where he owns a $7 million home he bought during his 23-year stint at Goldman Sachs.

The trip comes just six months after Murphy -- a Democrat and former diplomat under President Barack Obama -- was elected to the top job in the state.

Sounds like he is not doing a very good job of representing his people, his soccer team and his own family. Here is his entry at Infogalactic: Philip D. Murphy:

Philip D. Murphy (born 1957) is an American businessman and the former United States Ambassador to Germany. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7, 2009. Murphy arrived with his family in Berlin on August 21, 2009. On May 29, 2013, it was announced that Murphy was stepping down.

Born in the Boston, Massachusetts area, Murphy graduated from Harvard University in 1979, where he was President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, with an A.B. in Economics and received an M.B.A. in 1983 from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The right schools, the right lifestyle. A bit more:

In all, he spent 23 years at Goldman Sachs and held a variety of top-level positions before becoming a Senior Director of the firm in 2003, a position he held until his retirement in 2006.

After leaving Goldman Sachs, Murphy served from 2006 to 2009 as the National Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

The right career and he is in bed with the right party - of course he should get the governorship. He deserves it. It is his turn.

Just like the Democrat party to judge someone by their narrative instead of by what they actually do. Governor Murphy is not fit to govern.

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