Republicans often accuse Democrats of favoring a "nanny state" -- a popular, if less-than-affectionate, slang term for big, instrusive government.
But when it comes to wearing seatbelts, Dems in the Garden State seem to enjoy flouting Big Nanny. Big time.
New Jersey gubernatorial hopeful Barbara Buono, (D., Middlesex), was riding, sans seatbelt, in the back seat Monday when she was slightly injured in a traffic accident in Franklin Township.
Her driver was reportedly at fault, but Buono -- who described herself the next day as doing fine -- tweeted a mea culpa of her own, urging New Jerseyans to "wear a seatbelt no matter where you're sitting."