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Asked about Christie, many reserve judgment

Fellow politicians yesterday largely steered clear of the traffic scandal that has engulfed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying it was too soon to weigh in on the controversy.

“I think this is a story that’s still developing, and we should reserve judgment,” Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, said on Face the Nation.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, also declined to pass judgment. “I don’t know that I can shed a lot of light on it,” he said. “I mean, this is still early, and the people of New Jersey and the authorities up there will get to the bottom of things.”

Reince Preibus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said he did not think Christie had a direct role in the decision-making over the bridge or that he knew of a coverup. Rather, he said, the governor erred – and acknowledged having done so – in trusting aides who lied to him.

“We all make mistakes. But the real question is what do you do when mistakes happen?” Preibus said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “America’s a forgiving people.”

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No, the press is after Christie (not Christy) because it is a juicy story and one everyone can understand. Except for the bridge story a lot of this is well known (Rand Paul brought up the Sandy video) but the press has given Christie a pass for 5 years. They suspect weakness now and they are after him, just like they turned on Obama. Except for Fox news which isn't really news but a Republican propaganda machine, the press will turn on anyone if they think it is a good story. As for Cuomo, his appointees on the Port Authority were the only ones doing the right thing. The released emails show the Christie people had contempt for anyone trying to do their jobs.

Another question now being asked is about the Sandy Emergency Relief money and how it was spent. I hope this is fully looked into. I'm not saying this because it is Christy but to show how many times relief money is not actually spent on relief. In this case it appears a governor used the money during an election campaign to highlight himself under the guise of promoting tourism in the state. Tourism money should be a state expenditure - not Federal Emergency Relief Funds. They were quick to spend $25M on tourism while many individuals were and are still looking for help to rebuild. NYC is guilty of rebuilding many state projects that had nothing to do with the storm relief. Just as with the above article many will not voice in too harshly as they know it may come right back onto themselves for doing the very same thing.

If they probe NJ they should probe NY as well. Cuomo did the same thing. I just can't believe that people give Obama a free pass on the same kind of thing and they are so after Christy. And....I don't care much for Christy. The issue is that all politicians do things like this, the fact that Christy is a Republican it is so obvious that the press is after him due to that fact.

Investigating ALL the misuse was my point. Stop all the misuse of funds and there would be money for those that need help. Tourism and rebuilding state projects are the states business - not FEMA.

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