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Our regular weekly update centers around the New Republic story on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Its an indepth, honest (and damning) look at Christie's entire career, titled aptly enough:
Chris Christie's Entire Career Reeks -It's not just the bridge
Here's a little preview from that New Republic story by Alec MacGillis:
Has there ever been a political reversal of fortune as rapid and as absolute as the one just experienced by Chris Christie? At warp speed, the governor of New Jersey has gone from the most popular politician in the country to the most embattled; from the Republicans’ brightest hope for 2016 to a man with an FBI target on his back. One minute, he was releasing jokey vanity videos starring Alec Baldwin and assorted celebrity pals; the next, he was being ridiculed by his lifelong idol, Bruce Springsteen. Mere weeks ago, Christie was a straight-talking, corruption-busting everyman. Now, he is a liar, a bully, a buffoon.
What is remarkable about this meltdown is that it isn’t the result of some deep secret that has been exposed to the world, revealing a previously unimagined side to the candidate. Many of the scandals and mini-scandals and scandals-within-scandals that the national media is salivating over have been in full view for years. Even the now-infamous Bridgegate was percolating for months before it exploded into the first major story of the next presidential race.
Join the Current team tonight at 7:00 PM - BB Lawson, Julie O'Brien, and Maggie Mulvihill. Its a lot of ground to cover in one hour, and we look forward to your calls at (347) 426-3031.
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