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Friday, January 13, 2006
Talk About It ... How About a New Name for Politicians? Mayor Street wants to rename 30th Street Station for Ben Franklin? Jersey thinks "New Jersey: Come See for Yourself" is a good slogan? I have a better idea. Let's change the word "politician" to "follytician." Makes as much sense as spending big bucks to redundantly honor a man whose name already graces a bridge, a parkway, a square, a stadium and a science museum. Or coming up with a vapid slogan that basically says, "Whatever." Instead, sell the naming rights to the station and generate some cash. And pick a slogan with actual content, like "Shore, Lore and More." Or, as Big Daddy Graham suggested this morning on WIP: "New Jersey: Cheap Gas and We Pump It." Other whimsical Jersey slogans.