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  •  MoveOn petition in 2013-"Wasting Sandy relief... (22+ / 0-)

    ...funds on re-election stunts..." picked up on this story and called for Christie to return the funds: (Emphasis mine)

    Wasting Sandy relief funds on re-election stunts is unconscionable. Reimburse the state for the $2 million extra you spent on the "Stronger than the Storm" ad campaign...

    ...On Sunday the Asbury Park Press revealed that Chris Christie wasted millions in Sandy relief funds to promote himself on television in the run up to the gubernatorial election. Reports indicate that he chose a politically connected firm that was almost twice as expensive as its competitors because it promised to feature him and his family in their ads.

    Two firms bid on the ad campaign to promote the shore over the summer and fall. One cost $4.7 million, the other cost $2.5 million. But the more expensive firm pitched a campaign featuring Governor Christie and his family, and the less expensive firm didn't.

    The Christie campaign has more than enough funds to field its own ads, and to misuse Sandy funds for taxpayer subsidized reelection advertisements is unconscionable. They should reimburse the state so that the $2 million can be spent for the benefit of communities devastated by Sandy...

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    •  I would say stealing or embezzling because he's (3+ / 0-)
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      shoeless, SeaTurtle, Donkey Hotey

      an evil R. It's what they do.

      nosotros no somos estúpidos

      by a2nite on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 06:54:16 AM PST

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    •  this is how the news cycle works (5+ / 0-)

      when things are going good, the news is the wind at your back. If you falter, the news is the wolves devouring your corpse.

      •  Or if hubris and power-drunkedness leads one... (3+ / 0-)
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        sweatyb, SeaTurtle, Aquarius40

        ...to misjudge how far one can go pushing around and bullying other politicians--especially when the State legislature--and the neighboring state's leadership--is controlled by the opposition party.  They might temporarily put up with it, but will be constantly looking for the inevitable vulnerability.  

        Christie didn't make it hard to find his vulnerabilities.  His culture of bullying and intimidation has made enemies.  

        And, the media?  They are obviously very fickle and easily led by the latest meme.  

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