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  •  from olympia's diary today: (12+ / 0-)
    Well, Fox News was having none of that and wondered when Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was going to get some of the same benefits from the hurricane with a photo op in disaster-stricken New Jersey towns:
    “Over the last couple of months, you have appeared throughout the country, Governor, on behalf of Mitt Romney,”  “[W]e hear that perhaps Mr. Romney may do some storm-related events. Is there any possibility that Gov. Romney may go to New Jersey to tour some of the damage with you?”
    To which Gov. Christie replied:
    “I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested,” Christie replied, immediately shutting down the idea. “I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than presidential politics and I could [sic] care less about any of that stuff.”
    “I have a job to do,”  “I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power, I’ve got devastation on the shore, I’ve got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics then you don’t know me.”
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    Just spoke to a friend, a real lefty, who lives in lower Manhattan, but is taking care of her mother in New Jersey right now in the storm's aftermath.  She said Christie's really acting like a mensch, and doing a good job for once.

    "My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union." ---Representative John Lewis

    by SottoVoce on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 09:04:06 AM PDT

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    •  But of course he has time to go on fox news.... (0+ / 0-)

      "I'm not scared of anyone or anything, Angie. Isn't that the way life should be?" Jack Hawksmoor

      by skyounkin on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 09:56:11 AM PDT

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      •  to be fair, he didn't "go on Fox News" in the (2+ / 0-)
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        sense of heading to their studios to talk.  They patched in to him for a comment while he was at disaster headquarters at work.

        I hate Fox News as much as the next person, but in this case he used his very brief platform to talk about the devastation in his state, and to refuse to give Romney a political opportunity.

        "My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union." ---Representative John Lewis

        by SottoVoce on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 10:08:48 AM PDT

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