Bimbo eruption prevented?
All readers must wash their hands after reading this post. We are talking New Jersy politics here.
No, it's not about McSkeevy.
Just more distasteful gossip from the Corzine camp:
July 9, 2007 -- THE aide to New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine who was with him April 12 when he was seriously injured in a car crash was suddenly reassigned last month because the two had become "too close," said an inside source.
Samantha Gordon, a "tall and attractive" 25-year-old, worked for a year as an "intellectual valet" to the governor, traveling with him wherever and whenever he went, much as Huma Abedin is the "body person" who travels with Sen. Hillary Clinton.
"Samantha was extremely devoted to him," said the source.
Gordon was riding in the middle row of seats in Corzine's SUV when his two-car motorcade crashed on the Garden State Parkway, but she emerged unscathed.
Corzine, 60, was rumored to have been sitting next to her and not in the front seat with no seat belt as he claimed, said our source. This would better explain why Corzine was found in the very rear of the vehicle by responders to the scene.
While Corzine was rushed by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital to treat numerous broken bones and cuts to his head and face, Gordon was taken by ambulance to Atlantic City Medical Center, where she was treated and released.
The source said that after the accident that nearly killed Corzine, Gordon was prevented from talking to the press. Then, two weeks ago, she was told by Corzine's lawyer, Nancy Dunlap - who normally doesn't handle staffers and is known as Corzine's "enforcer" - that she was being transferred to a different job.
Gordon wasn't given any reason for her transfer, and when she protested to Corzine personally, he said, "It's out of my hands," according to our source.
"The bizarre thing is that they let the driver talk, but not one reporter got to her," said the source.
Staffers also feared the wrath of Corzine's girlfriend, Sharon Elghanyan, 62, who is reportedly "very jealous."
A spokesman for the governor told Page Six: "We don't comment on fiction and sensational yellow journalism that's not worth the paper it's written on."
New Jersey, you hired him.