Well, there's a reason. Democratic State Senate Leader Stephen Sweeney just perpetuated the stereotype for another generation, or two, with this EXTREME example of COSMIC JERSEY STUPIDITY. This Einstein (how did he EVER rise to his top "leadership" position?) was INSTRUMENTAL in securing passage of Governor Christie's union-busting bill, by stabbing the unions in the back in exchange for program "sweeteners" the Governor "promised" him in a back room quid pro quo.
So what happens? As soon as Christie gets his signature bill signed, he uses his line item veto power to SLASH every single one of Sweeney's budget sweeteners. A fifth grader, knowing Christie's MO, could have predicted this one.
MEMO To Stephen Sweeney: TRY PUNCHING YOURSELF IN THE HEAD INSTEAD, DUMBASS. IT MIGHT WAKE UP AT LEAST SOME OF THOSE DORMANT BRAIN CELLS! YOU'VE BEEN HAD, PUNK! Yeah, and you're a "NITWIT" too. YOU SAID IT.