Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, January 31, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie helped channel $6 million in federal Hurricane Sandy recovery dollars to a project conceived years before the storm struck, in an Essex County town that was not particularly hard hit, records show. The funding, pushed for personally by the Republican governor, was announced less than two weeks before the town's Democratic mayor formally endorsed him for reelection. "What it points to is the need for further inquiry into how Sandy funds were part and parcel of the governor's campaign for reelection," said state Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union). "And how they were misused for political purposes rather than going to those who really in need."

Advertisement

Menu

Advertisement

Subscriptions

Author Info

oldwhiskeysour

 

Advertisement

MORE STORIES

 

Advertisement

More

The plot thickens.

Comments

Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

"As a result, the relatively unscathed township of Belleville got more disaster recovery dollars to rebuild rental housing than some harder-hit towns. Even though the Belleville mayor himself conceded that his residents weren't displaced by Sandy".

FROM THE ARTICLE

I wonder what Christie's going to be doing with his life after impeachment?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2014-01-30 04:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

Weight loss commercials, perhaps?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2014-01-30 04:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

World's largest paperweight.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2014-01-30 05:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Christie made it difficult for mayors to get disaster relief and then he used that same funding which is supposed to go to the thousands of victims of hurricane Sandy for a political television ad with his family?! As usual with Republicans everything we learn about them indicates absolute corruption from day one.

How did this giant ------ thug get put into office? Republicans are synonymous with evil?!

Why does anyone consider themselves a Republican other than to display a sense of irreverence for humanity and enjoyment in flouting their insensitivity to victims.

#4 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-01-30 09:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Wow, I guess this story is going to miss front page-dom. Pity.

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-01-31 01:17 AM | Reply | Flag:

But now Dawn Zimmer, who started the accusations about the developer in Hoboken, has been sued by a city official for doing the same thing (allegedly).
Welcome to Jersey politics.
I thoroughly believe politics is a way selfish, nasty, dishonest, crude and rude people can have a venue anywhere without having to move to Brooklyn or New Jersey to live their authentic selves in acceptance.

#6 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-01-31 01:52 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

has been sued by a city official for doing the same thing

Not even close to the "same thing." That's a ridiculous stretch even if the charges against Zimmer are true.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2014-01-31 12:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

"How did this giant ------ thug get put into office?"

He's not even that corrupt by NJ standards. I'd be surprised if he receives real pressure to step down from within the state. I wish that were a joke.

#8 | Posted by Sully at 2014-01-31 02:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

This bullying the fat guy has got to stop.

www.youtube.com

#9 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-01-31 03:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

These shenanigans are just another reason why education, medicaide and other monies should NOT be block granted to the states!

#10 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2014-01-31 04:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Between this and this , Christie appears to be toast.

.

#11 | Posted by Dave at 2014-01-31 04:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder if the press in NYC will ever investigate the trillions spent by Obama during the bail-outs? No, only Republicans are called to account for how and where money is spent.

#12 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-01-31 06:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

No, only Republicans are called to account for how and where money is spent.

#12 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-01-31 06:18 PMFlag: (Choose)
FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusiv
e

And only Republicans are allowed to be called "strong" when threatening to maim or kill a member of the press.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2014-01-31 06:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

People often learn to love genuinely strong men and women. No one loves a bully.

Christie is toast. So is that mutation, Rep. Grimm.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2014-01-31 06:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

Seems a little early to be attacking republican presidential hopefulls.

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-01-31 11:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Seems a little early to be attacking republican presidential hopefulls."

Is that a fat joke?

#16 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2014-02-01 02:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

A good article, Old whisk. This is how Jersey politics work.
On the other hand, Kimble was chief of police in that town many years and, I suspect, probably a closet Republican in a Democratic town. (I dealt with him several times and can tell you the guy was a stellar police chief. None better. The first year Clinton's national police awards went out it was Kimble's department that won them. No slouch.)
But what is the difference between giving funds for political support and denying the same for non-support? Even Obama has done the latter blatantly.

#17 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-01 03:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

But what is the difference between giving funds for political support and denying the same for non-support? Even Obama has done the latter blatantly.

#17 | POSTED BY DIABLO

It apparently hasn't occurred to you that there may be both legal and illegal means of doing that.

#18 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2014-02-01 10:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Seems a little early to be attacking republican presidential hopefulls."

Is that a fat joke?

#16 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine

???

#19 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-02-01 05:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Advertisement

Post a comment

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2014 World Readable

 

Advertisement

Drudge Retort