The Soprano State Illustrated:
Assemblyman David P. Rible retired as a Wall Township police officer at age 31 with a bad back and a fat pension. He's collected $570,000 in disability payments since a state board decided he was "totally and permanently disabled."
Yet Rible competes in five-mile and five-kilometer runs along the Jersey Shore. He exercises at a gym, dances as a celebrity and hauls trash to the curb at his Monmouth County home. He commutes to Trenton to represent the 11th District in the State Assembly, where he holds a leadership position as Republican Whip and seeks publicity as a tax-fighter.