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  •  Getting a Daley vibe here (0+ / 0-)

    Young Richard Daley rose quickly and successfully in Illinois politics to mayor of Chicago. For most people, that would be just a steppingstone to governor, state congressman, Senator, even a try for President. Not Dick Daley. His only consuming passion was to be mayor of Chicago, to do it the best way he thought (which wasn't  always the right way) and make people proud of their city. I wouldn't be surprised if Christie camps out as NJ gov the rest of his political career. The possibilities after Sandy are awesome: to oversee vast rebuilding projects, upgrades, resurgence in jobs, new neighborhoods, a rebuilt coastline -- and to go down, not only in history but in popular folkmyth, as the Man who Rebuilt New Jersey (he might get so carried away he decides to go ahead with the tunnel project he rejected before).  Or to give that up for national politics and get crap from all over the US -- the  battle going from Jersey guy v. NYC to Jersey guy vs. USA? But regardless, he just seems like a guy happy to be king of a little hill, not the whole world.
    The chance to become a local hero (tip to Springsteen) will be very very almost overwhelmingly hard for Christie to pass by. There won't be another Sandy (strangely enough, another Springsteen song reference --"love me tonight, for I may never see you again") for a long time. Storms, yes; giant  state-wreckers, no.

    Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

    by fourthcornerman on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 02:17:47 AM PDT

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