Thursday, January 16, 2014


I listened to a bit of the People's Radio today as I drove to the Post Office. It departed from the baselines and actually had a real correspondent on who was permitted to talk a bit before he was ushered off into a shark tank. The real newsman filled us in on some of what the Romney campaign staff found when it vetted New Jersey governor as a potential Vice Presidential running mate.

Governor Christie ordered Romney to refrain from any fundraising in his Domain until he was appropriately blessed and found worthy. Christie showed up at campaign events when he felt like it and was hours late without any excuses. More to the point from:
The vetters were stunned by the garish controversies lurking in the shadows of his record. There was a 2010 Department of Justice inspector general’s investigation of Christie’s spending patterns in his job prior to the governorship, which criticized him for being “the U.S. attorney who most often exceeded the government [travel expense] rate without adequate justification” and for offering “insufficient, inaccurate, or no justification” for stays at swank hotels like the Four Seasons. There was the fact that Christie worked as a lobbyist on behalf of the Securities Industry Association at a time when Bernie Madoff was a senior SIA official—and sought an exemption from New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act. There was Christie’s decision to steer hefty government contracts to donors and political allies like former Attorney General John Ashcroft, which sparked a congressional hearing. There was a defamation lawsuit brought against Christie arising out of his successful 1994 run to oust an incumbent in a local Garden State race.
This is the guy that Republicans are swooning over as a potential presidential candidate? A sleazy lawyer who represented Bernie Madoff in his effort to get an exemption from a Consumer Fraud law is their idea of a good nominee? This dumb guy could have appointed a republican to fill the dead crook's Senate seat but didn't. Could somebody stick a fork in him now.


Buck said...

I assume you mean NPR? I like NPR, as long as you listen with a big-ass grain o' salt.

I read the "Time" article. It sounds like a classic hit-piece, but ya never know.

HMS Defiant said...

It was a hit piece but I find it interesting that it didn't see the light of day until Hillary is running again. Poor lady is so misguided. She wanted Christie to wrap up the nomination and then spring this on the public. She doesn't want to knock out all the losers early since she needs/must run against a real loser if she is to have any chance of winning.