A “bare-chested” NJ Gov. Jon Corzine (D) is recovering “from his crushing” Election Day defeat on “the healing sands” of St. Barts, where he was spotted this weekend “smooching” with his “bikini-clad gal pal,” psychotherapist Sharon Elghanayan, 64. The two arrived “by private plane” 11/6 and “rented a villa,” and “after eating lunch at a posh restaurant, they took a stroll along the water, then stopped to catch some rays.”
While “his immediate plans are clearly to relax and get a tan, it’s not clear what the future holds” for Corzine, although “some have speculated” that the ex-Goldman Sachs CEO “will head back to Wall Street” (Montefinise, New York Post, 11/8).
It’s also “unclear whether the bearded Midwestern native with the down-to-earth demeanor and the sweater vests” will be remembered “more for his legislative accomplishments or for the car wreck that nearly took his life” in ‘07. Some “observers” say Corzine’s “accomplishments — or lack thereof — must be viewed in the context of a brutal nationwide recession” (Lu, Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/6).