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  •  David Samson is the key (2+ / 0-)
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    HCKAD, a2nite

    He's Christie's mentor and a NJ political godfather. Christie appointed him to run the Port Authority, which brings in $7B a year. The Port Authority generously paid for the "study" that recommended going ahead with the Rockefeller Group's big development project in Hoboken. Other developers who owned parts of the same land parcel weren't treated so kindly. Mayor Zimmer thought this was unfair and was dragging her heels on approval. So the Governor's top officials tried a little arm-twisting.

    And guess what? Samson's law firm, probably the most influential in the state, represented the Rockefeller Group on getting approval for the project.

    Samson, BTW, was also helping Christie's staff "retaliate" against the New York official who ended the lane closure on the George Washington bridge.

    What is valued is practiced. What is not valued is not practiced. -- Plato

    by RobLewis on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 10:38:53 AM PST

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