Heartbreaking: Obama Bundler Corzine a Pariah Among Hamptons Elite

Posted by on Jul 05, 2012 at 10:16 am

Poor guy has outlived his usefulness among the Democrats. But I’m sure he’d be welcomed back into the fold if he showed up with a pile of cash for Barry.

What a shame.

How the mighty have fallen.

It seems like only yesterday that Jon Corzine was the life of the party, holding court on the Hamptons political circuit, raising money for Barack Obama.

Now, Corzine — just months removed from a humiliating financial scandal — is persona non grata in the tony playground of the rich, and it’s clearly taking its toll, insiders said.

“He’s certainly not getting the invitations that he would have gotten before,” a friend of his told The Post.

Corzine, 65, was looking worn out and gaunt earlier this week as he trudged along Main Street in East Hampton on his way back from the local Starbucks.

With an oversized sweatshirt and baggy jeans, the stressed-out former governor of New Jersey looked as if he was on his way to a dental appointment instead of a relaxing evening.

“I think it was pretty noticeable that he was haggard and somewhat unfocused,” said the friend, who ran into Corzine recently. “You can definitely see that he’s a troubled man right now.”

Imagine how troubled he’d be if we had a real Attorney General.

Residents have spotted him in his favorite haunts, such as Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton and the American Hotel restaurant in Sag Harbor.

But he is far less visible these days than he was, say, four years ago, when he was working the cocktail parties raising money for Obama, still holding on to the prospect of a federal post as budget director or treasury secretary.

He’s fallen far since he was  the first guy Obama and Biden called for financial advice. Guess they lost his number.

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2 Responses to “Heartbreaking: Obama Bundler Corzine a Pariah Among Hamptons Elite”

  1. Blue Hen on 5/05/12 at 11:36 am

    So when a lovely leftitst ‘loses’ hundreds of millions of dollars, his version of Conventry is being shunned in the Hamptons? What horror.