Tuesday, May 23, 2006

NJ Gets Dirty

TRENTON (AP) -- New Jersey, long infamous for down and dirty politics, is moving to make some dirt official.
The Assembly on Monday is slated to vote on legislation that would make Downer soil the official state soil.
There is a story that was passed around in Tennessee, that spread when Nashville was in the running to get the New Jersey Devils Hockey team (imagine the "devils" going to the heart of the Bible belt). A sports writer for The Tennessean visited New Jersey and after driving around he noticed the state tree should be a telephone pole, the Jersey drivers showed him the state bird.

Last year, a bill designating the Tomato as the state vegetable failed. Tomatoes are fruit. Plus, I thought New Jersey already had an official vegetable.

(Source - Courier Post)