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prodigals0n Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 09:46 AM
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Star-Ledger editorial: Gov. Chris Christie's double standard on political money
Chris Christie is a former U.S. attorney who investigated and prosecuted people for FAR less than this.

Hippocrite, and FAR worse.

Gov. Chris Christie's double standard on political money
Published: Sunday, January 02, 2011, 6:05 AM
Star-Ledger Editorial Board By Star-Ledger Editorial Board

"The shady political fund run by Gov. Chris Christies team has finally identified its donors.

As predicted, they released this damning information during a holiday week in hopes that fewer people would notice. And they withheld details showing how these special-interest donors depend on the Christie administration for favors.

The organization calls itself Reform Jersey Now, a grand irony when you consider that its main purpose is to end-run campaign finance laws that Christie supposedly supports.
It is run by the governors closest political allies, including his political confidante, Bill Palatucci, and his chief political strategist, Michael DuHaime. Yet the governor, the keynote speaker at the groups fundraisers, denies responsibility for this groups behavior.

So its official now Christies transition from prosecutor to politician is complete. Because only a practiced politician would have the chutzpah to make such an implausible claim."


Read the full Star-Ledger editorial at this link:
http://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2011/01/gov_chris...
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 11:41 AM
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1. Every NJ voter needs to read this.
Sadly, I live in one of the counties that voted heavily for Christie, and one that also got slammed by last week's storm. People will remember the storm, but I think this will be forgotten come the next election.
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prodigals0n Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 01:38 PM
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2. I hope everyone does read this and I hope they all remember it well
But I'm afraid you're right, Tommy. This will probably be forgotten. Just look at how much voters have forgotten about Christie already.
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