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  •  Oh, she knows about hardball... (8+ / 0-)

    I have to disagree with your characterization of Dawn Zimmer. At age 45 she is hardly young (in the naive sense). She’s cleaned up financial messes caused by previous Hoboken administrations and is probably the first mayor to run City Hall in a professional manner, making some locals apoplectic that they have dwindling access to purse strings. Really, some of the shenanigans that go on are not to be believed (“Former City of Hoboken IT Manager Pleads Guilty to Illegally Intercepting and Disclosing E-Mails Intended for Hoboken Mayor and Top City Officials”), and Zimmer has navigated them well and with integrity. She's been dealing with hardball in Hoboken politics from even before she became mayor.

    But having developed what she thought was a good working relationship with Christie, I'm sure she never expected this from the governor's office.

    •  Well, I have no doubt about her credentials (1+ / 0-)
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      and her integrity is self-evident and will prove to have been a big practical asset in this situation.
      Still, relative to big time lawyers and big time bankers, and the armies of cronies and apparatchiks they can muster, etc., local pols are vulnerable.  Hopefully it will be instructive to other local pols and future pols that it was her integrity that was her "juice" that trumped their "juice".  
      Agree on the last sentence.

      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 09:50:58 AM PST

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