New Jersey joins the vaccine sweepstakes, but instead of winning big money you get a Jersey Shore dinner with the governor and his wife. So... almost as good.

May 20th

Sure, winning a million dollars for getting the vaccine in Ohio sounds great and all, but yo, a free meal with the gov at the Shore! GTL and we're off!

Okay, so it's not that.




Not exactly that, either.

It's more like this:

The governor's residence in Island Beach State Park is part of the Jersey Shore, but if you don't want to hazard even the remotest risk that you'll run into Snooki, you can instead choose to have dinner at his primary residence, "Drumthwacket" (the downside to that being you have to go to a place called "Drumthwacket").

I'm sure the name Drumthwacket has a long and storied history in New Jersey dating all the way back to I don't care.

As for Governor Murphy, he is the progressive Democrat who progressively made hundreds of millions of dollars as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and then decided to progressively destroy the lives of people who attempted to make a living in a manner he disapproved of.

For those of you who don't think it's fair that unvaccinated people cannot participate in the sweepstakes, look at it this way: New Jersey residents who choose not to get vaccinated will effectively be entered into a sweepstakes where they will have a one in one chance of not having to eat dinner with the governor and his wife in Drumthwacket.

This is only the latest plan Jersey has come up with, but one of the first not involving alcohol (know your audience, I say).

Earlier this month, the "Shot and a Beer" program was launched:

I can't think of a better way to entice people to get injected with an unapproved experimental pharmaceutical product than offering them a $4 beer.

Now they're offering free wine and a season pass to the state parks:

I don't know about you, but my confidence in the vaccine only increases the more the come-ons resemble a time-share marketing scheme:

It will be interesting to see how long it will take them to realize the hard sell is not working.

Either they'll switch course and attempt to make a more reasoned argument and ultimately accept each individual's personal choice in the matter.

Or, they won't:


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