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It seems that the criticism New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is receiving for his decision to hightail it to Disney World ahead of the blizzard that brought his state to a standstill is putting a damper on his stay at the Magic Kingdom:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office is pushing back against complaints that both he and the lieutenant governor were vacationing during a blizzard that blanketed the state with snow.  [...]

... Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said the criticism of the new governor was "overblown."

"Yes, this was a big snow, but we are a northeastern state, and we get plenty of snow, including heavy hits like this," he wrote in an e-mail to The Hill.  [...]

"All emergency services of the state are functioning as expected under the circumstances and as they normally would," he wrote.

Well, sure. And the headlines reflected that normality, right?

Meanwhile, back in New Jersey, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) continues with his hands-on heroics in the crisis -- he's digging out medical transport vans:

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... he's making sure the streets around hospitals get cleared:

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... and because you just can't make this stuff up:

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An Advil and Diet Coke? Why, it's almost like getting a mojito served to you poolside.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 10:50 AM PST.

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