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From transcript of Jan 9/14 Christie press conference

GOV. CHRISTIE: Listen, I have absolutely nothing to hide. And I have not given any instruction to anyone yet, but my instruction to everybody will be to cooperate and answer questions.
So we have nothing to hide, and this administration has nothing to hide.

Nixon in The Pittsburgh Press - Mar 24, 1973
"Hugh, I have nothing to hide. The White House has nothing to hide. I repeat we have nothing to hide and you are authorized to make that statement in my name."
"Members of the White House staff will not appear before a committee of congress in any formal session," the President said.

Back then, with "nothing to hide" ourselves, we took our clothes off and streaked in protest. Good times.

Nixon resigned August 9, 1974, seventeen months later.

Maybe they'll be streaking in New Jersey by the spring.

"It’s a small world"

It’s a small world
You may have come across the name Anthony Marchetta recently.

Marchetta, executive director of the state Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, was quoted in The Star-Ledger defending the Christie administration’s distribution of Sandy aid to a project that was touted as a way to help seniors remain in Belleville, which suffered relatively little damage.

But The Auditor only recently learned about Marchetta’s connection to the Christie administration. As it turns out, he’s the father of Mary O’Dowd, the state’s health commissioner, who’s married to Kevin O’Dowd, the governor’s chief of staff turned nominee for attorney general.

In the comments below the article:
Please add to the politically connected Marchetta family, Anthony Marchetta's son Russell. The city of New Brunswick's spokeman where 4.8 million Sandy dollars were steered into a town that suffered less damage than Belleville. Hmmmmm.....

$4.8 million in Sandy relief funds went to help build New Brunswick apartment complex
Only 48 of the 238 apartment units in the New Brunswick apartment building will be classified as affordable housing, the report said. The building will have 8,000 square feet of retail space, a parking deck and a fitness center, the developer, a firm called Boraie, told NBC.

Furthermore, New Brunswick suffered relatively little damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the report said. A Rutgers University study ranked New Brunswick 188th on a list of communities that suffered the most damage from Sandy.

$4.8 mil is conveniently just below the $5 mil cutoff for legal monitoring for the justification of Sandy funds.

This also smells bad and should be added to the list of scrutinizing the use of Sandy funds.
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