From the New York Times’ David W. Chen.

Gov. Jon S. Corzine put New Jersey residents on notice Wednesday: If you want to get ahold of him, don™t bother using your computer.

In response to a lawsuit filed by Republicans seeking public disclosure of e-mail messages he exchanged with the state union president who is also a former companion, Mr. Corzine said he had decided simply to stop using e-mail. He has insisted that his e-mail messages from a private campaign account to the union leader, Carla Katz of the Communications Workers of America Local 1034, are private, and therefore insulated by executive privilege.

To avoid any problems, he said, he has decided to rely on a mode of communication that was in vogue well before he was born in 1947. œWe™ll go back to the 1920s, and have direct conversations with people, Mr. Corzine said.

There’s a Jim McGreevey joke in here somewhere, but it’s kind of early. In the meantime, I congratulate the Garden State’s Governor on the sort of luddite behavior not at all inconsistent with his failure to wear a seatbelt.