Have you heard that statisticians may be the new sex symbols? America's leading strapping young egghead, OMB director Peter Orszag, will be on ABC's This Week Sunday morning to talk about the budget, and defend it from various bogus Republican criticisms.
Fun Orszag fact: he war a blue shirt and orange tie to the inauguration. Presumably he went with orange since he graduated from some school in South Jersey that no one's heard of. The blue was probably the only color that went well with it. At least, that's what I'm telling myself.
If you think that's South Jersey, you've obviously never lived in New Jersey. The dividing line between North and South Jersey is determined by whether local residents read the Times or the Inquirer as their primary paper and whether they root for New York or Philly teams. By both of these standards, that town that must not be named is definitely North Jersey. I say this as someone who grew up in the heart of the South Jersey suburbs. If you want to give the name Central Jersey to the areas that are on the border between New York and Philly, I'll give you that, but Princeton definitely is not South Jersey.
Yeah, it's not really South. I think "Central Jersey" is probably correct; people at Princeton read the Times, but google maps says it's closer to Philly (and, I believe Princeton does more events within the orbit of Philly than NYC, though that's partially because NYC already has Yale and Columbia in its orbit)
Princetonians -- both at the University and townies -- look more toward New York than Philly, no question about it. Most people in town read the Grey Bitch, not the Inquirer, and there are far more supporters of the Giant and Jets than the Eagles. Far more residents work in New York than Philadelphia. Not even close. That said, Princeton is not South Jersey. Neither is it North Jersey. It is barely Jersey of any sort, insofar as the local government is not *both* corrupt and incompetent (it is only incompetent).
Princeton has the strange feature of being much more accessible to Philadelphia by road, but much more accessible to New York by public transportation.
The town is closest to Exit 8.
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