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N.J. Scraps 2nd Slogan in Less Than Year
http://www.comcast.net/news/ ^ | 5 6 06 | associated press

Posted on 05/07/2006 12:02:59 PM PDT by freepatriot32

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey: We're Not So Good With Slogans.

The state has jettisoned "Come See For Yourself," its second attempt at a tagline in less than a year. It was the product of a statewide contest set up by then-acting Gov. Richard J. Codey last fall, after he rejected a consultant's offering: "We'll Win You Over."

State tourism officials said legal issues led them to scrap the latest slogan, explaining that West Virginia and other states previously used "Come See For Yourself."

"We are proceeding without the slogan. We will revisit the next steps at the end of the year," Karen Wolfe, a spokeswoman for the state Commerce, Economic Growth and Tourism Commission, told The Press of Atlantic City for Saturday editions.

Codey, now state Senate president, dismissed "We'll Win You Over" because he said it reminded him too much of when he was single and asked girls out on a date.

"Come See For Yourself" was the top choice among more than 11,000 telephone and online votes cast by residents for five finalist entries in the contest. Codey unveiled the slogan with great fanfare in January, saying the Garden State's catch phrase "should hint at our true beauty."

But at an annual tourism conference in Cape May County last month, the slogan was absent from all state promotional materials. The slogan is also missing from this year's tourism television commercials, featuring a song by rocker Jon Bon Jovi.

Tourism officials said they won't pick from any of the four other finalists: "Love at First Sight," "The Real Deal," "The Best Kept Secret" or "Expect the Unexpected."


TOPICS: Government; US: New Jersey
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1 posted on 05/07/2006 12:03:03 PM PDT by freepatriot32
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To: freepatriot32

"Come Smell For Yourself"


2 posted on 05/07/2006 12:03:54 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Please ! For The Love of God Verizon !!! NO MORE MICHAEL McDONALD !!!)
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To: freepatriot32

"where corruption lives"


3 posted on 05/07/2006 12:04:59 PM PDT by avile
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To: cmsgop

"avoid like plague"


4 posted on 05/07/2006 12:05:15 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: freepatriot32

"Hey, what 'chew lookin' at?"


5 posted on 05/07/2006 12:05:53 PM PDT by Remole
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To: freepatriot32
New Jersey:


"We're just an off-ramp away"
6 posted on 05/07/2006 12:06:48 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: freepatriot32

Nobody can beat Washington's new slogan: "Say WA?"


7 posted on 05/07/2006 12:07:07 PM PDT by seowulf
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To: freepatriot32

"New Jersey: We suck so damned much that we spent $300,000 on a slogan campaign, and picked one in the end that we couldn't even use."


8 posted on 05/07/2006 12:07:21 PM PDT by SunnyD1182
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To: freepatriot32
New Joisey. The Garden Garbage State.
9 posted on 05/07/2006 12:08:41 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage)
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To: All

“If yuh godda pass troo dis dump, don’t say we didn’t wawn yuh.”


10 posted on 05/07/2006 12:08:59 PM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton

"Bring your money, and take a rat home"


11 posted on 05/07/2006 12:10:33 PM PDT by Meadow Muffin
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To: freepatriot32

New Jersey: Smells better than it used to!


12 posted on 05/07/2006 12:10:42 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: SunnyD1182

It might be good to tell the ad agencies not to even consider slogans that are half-hearted, or that essentially say "the state is really ok, even though you might think it sucks." Go back to the old "NJ & You Perfect Together".


13 posted on 05/07/2006 12:10:56 PM PDT by Williams
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To: freepatriot32
"We are proceeding without the slogan.

That's it.!!!!!!!! How will NJ survive without a slogan? < /Sarcasm>

The next politician that spends a nickel coming up with a new slogan should be shot.

14 posted on 05/07/2006 12:11:05 PM PDT by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: freepatriot32
You want a %$#*&^% slogan? I got yer @#*&#$# slogan right here!

Sorry, but can't take credit for this one.

15 posted on 05/07/2006 12:11:18 PM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: freepatriot32
I still like, New Jersey. You got a problem with that! the best.
16 posted on 05/07/2006 12:11:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Remember the Alamo!)
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To: freepatriot32

New Jersey: Where Dreams Die Slow and Painful Deaths


17 posted on 05/07/2006 12:11:39 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: freepatriot32

"New Jersey: Way Better Than Old Jersey."


18 posted on 05/07/2006 12:13:25 PM PDT by JennysCool ("I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident.")
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To: freepatriot32

"Stay outta Newark."


19 posted on 05/07/2006 12:16:49 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: freepatriot32

"New Jersey: We've got to have something worth bragging about."


20 posted on 05/07/2006 12:17:12 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: freepatriot32

"Come see Corzine for yourself."


21 posted on 05/07/2006 12:17:36 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: freepatriot32

"New York... Now with 15% less running urine


22 posted on 05/07/2006 12:17:37 PM PDT by last american
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To: Constantine XIII

I guess "Home Of The Universal Fart" is out of the question, then.


23 posted on 05/07/2006 12:17:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: freepatriot32
"Come See For Yourself" was the top choice among more than 11,000 telephone and online votes cast by residents for five finalist entries in the contest.

Apparently there are only 11,000 people in the whole state who care about having a slogan at all, and they voted for the one they wanted, so let them have it. I think it's stupid too, but it's the one they picked.

24 posted on 05/07/2006 12:17:50 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: last american

meant Jersey....


25 posted on 05/07/2006 12:18:06 PM PDT by last american
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To: freepatriot32

NJ: "We'll tax the crap otta' youse"


26 posted on 05/07/2006 12:18:46 PM PDT by RetSignman (( HELP...I'm trapped between these curved things))
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To: freepatriot32
"N.J. Scraps 2nd Slogan in Less Than Year"

Well, this is the sort of thing that happens when you are trying to conceal who you are and have no idea where you're going. Pretty damned transparent and pretty damned sad in my opinion.

27 posted on 05/07/2006 12:19:28 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: freepatriot32

Since it's a motto sponsored by the government of NJ, how about just:

"We'll Win."


28 posted on 05/07/2006 12:19:52 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: freepatriot32

How about:

You from Jersey? Hey, I'm from Jersey!


29 posted on 05/07/2006 12:21:03 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: freepatriot32
"Owned and Operated by the Education Mafia - - Bend Over"
30 posted on 05/07/2006 12:23:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: freepatriot32

New Jersey: "You Want A ##$%##! Slogan? I Got Yer ##$%##! Slogan Right Here!"

New Jersey: "Tell 'em Guido sent ya"

New Jersey: "Ya Got a problem with dat?"

New Jersey: "Now with 10% less toxic waste!"

New Jersey: "We'll look the other way."

New Jersey: "We had a gay governor, so what?"

New Jersey: "Be sure to pick up a complimentary chemical drum on your way out."

New Jersey: "Politicos and wiseguys -- badda-bing!"

New Jersey: "Cuz New York sucks."

New Jersey: "Shoot squealers, not bears."

New Jersey: "Suburb of not one, but TWO big cities"


31 posted on 05/07/2006 12:24:44 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Find out the TRUTH about the liberal Democrat's FAVORITE Republican in IL ... www.nopinka.com)
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To: freepatriot32
"We are proceeding without the slogan."

"We don't need no stinking slogan."
32 posted on 05/07/2006 12:26:27 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: Constantine XIII
  1. Toxic waste dump for the nation.
  2. We're not quite as corrupt as New York, but we're working on it.
  3. The third state; only 11 days after Delaware.
  4. Birthplace of tomato eating in America.
  5. George Washington's army kicked Hessian ass here.
  6. If Edison tried to open a lab here today, we'd tax it out of existence.

33 posted on 05/07/2006 12:27:30 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: freepatriot32; All

New Jersey-If you are lucky you might make it out alive


34 posted on 05/07/2006 12:27:34 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: freepatriot32

"where the sewer meets the sea."


35 posted on 05/07/2006 12:27:39 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (My donation to the GOP went here instead: http://www.minutemanhq.com/hq/index.php)
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To: freepatriot32

Fuhgetaboutit.


36 posted on 05/07/2006 12:27:41 PM PDT by claudiustg (Build a fence. They won't come.)
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To: freepatriot32
"New Jersey: How You Doin'?"
37 posted on 05/07/2006 12:28:30 PM PDT by RichInOC (...somebody was going to post it...why not me?)
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To: All
Click here for a list of funny state slogans for all states.
38 posted on 05/07/2006 12:28:32 PM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: freepatriot32

Come for the toxic waste. Stay for the tumors.


39 posted on 05/07/2006 12:29:13 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: freepatriot32

"We are proceeding without the slogan"

'Tis a slogan in itself.


40 posted on 05/07/2006 12:30:17 PM PDT by RoadTest (The wicked love darkness; but God's people love the Light!)
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To: freepatriot32

How about: "New Jersey. Hey, bury him over here."


41 posted on 05/07/2006 12:33:22 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: BillyBoy

""Now with 10% less toxic waste!" "

Somebody should Photoshop a NJ license plate with this one!


42 posted on 05/07/2006 12:34:07 PM PDT by RoadTest (The wicked love darkness; but God's people love the Light!)
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To: cmsgop

The Palm Springs tourist bureau really wanted to use "Give in to the desert - you're surrounded"....fortunately they decided to drop that idea.


43 posted on 05/07/2006 12:34:09 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: freepatriot32; Diddle E. Squat; dead; Minutemen; SJSAMPLE; dighton; Ouderkirk
See also, from a PREVIOUS thread about proposed new slogans for the Garden State:

New Jersey selects new tourism slogan (Come see for yourself)
Reuters ^ | 1/12/06 | Inspector Clouseau and Pepe LePew
Posted on 01/13/2006 7:52:05 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - New Jersey announced a new tourism slogan on Thursday in an effort to shrug off the state's grim reputation for traffic jams, mobsters and toxic waste dumps.

"New Jersey: Come See for Yourself," was the winning entry in a statewide contest that attracted some 7,800 entries. The public was asked for suggestions after Acting Gov. Richard Codey rejected "New Jersey: We'll Win You Over" -- a slogan devised by an image consultant at the cost of $260,000 -- as too negative.

State officials earlier rejected sardonic entries including: "Come Out to New Jersey: It's Not as Bad as it Smells" and "New Jersey: Hey, at Least it's not West Virginia."

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To: Diddle E. Squat

"New Jersey: Our new governor only acts gay."

8 posted on 01/13/2006 7:57:03 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)

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To: Diddle E. Squat

I Came, I Saw, I Left.

28 posted on 01/13/2006 8:11:08 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")

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To: Murtyo

How about:
"New Jersey: Who farted?"

33 posted on 01/13/2006 8:16:19 AM PST by SJSAMPLE

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To: Diddle E. Squat

"Joisey, come smell da wawdah."

38 posted on 01/13/2006 8:25:36 AM PST by dighton

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To: trickyricky

New Jersey where the State Tree is the Toll Booth

52 posted on 01/13/2006 8:41:18 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Funny how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather...)
CLICK HERE for the rest of that thread

44 posted on 05/07/2006 12:35:39 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: freepatriot32

"where blue staters rule"

"what the country is in for in 2006"


45 posted on 05/07/2006 12:36:25 PM PDT by avile
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To: freepatriot32

Indiana has a new slogan too.

Restart your engines.

No, I'm not making that up.


46 posted on 05/07/2006 12:39:23 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: freepatriot32

"Welcome to New Jersey.......Take the cannolis."


47 posted on 05/07/2006 12:40:16 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: freepatriot32

"I'm From new Jersey -- Squeeze My Tomatoes."


48 posted on 05/07/2006 12:40:17 PM PDT by blau993
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To: freepatriot32; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson; Thinkin' Gal; aculeus; dighton
"New Jersey: What's It To You?"
49 posted on 05/07/2006 12:42:13 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Wish I could take credit for that one)
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To: freepatriot32

"Joisey: Ya can't put it in woids."


50 posted on 05/07/2006 12:42:54 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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