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Politico: Chris Christie Is Toast

Federal prosecutors have their teeth in the New Jersey governor's close associates. And they ain't letting go.
By Jeff Smith | Politico
April 07, 2014

The good news for Chris Christie is that some of the country’s most prominent pundits believe that nearly three months after the George Washington Bridge scandal first broke, the New Jersey governor is in good shape.

“You go around and you talk to Republicans, and they like Chris Christie more today than they did three months ago … other than Jeb Bush, he still has the clearest path to this nomination,” said “Morning Joe” host and Politico columnist Joe Scarborough last Tuesday, apparently not as an April Fool’s joke. Scarborough reasoned that the liberal media’s Christie pile-on might have endeared the governor to some conservatives put off by his post-Hurricane Sandy embrace of President Barack Obama.

The bad news for Christie is that unlike some pundits, federal prosecutors are not persuaded by white-shoe law firms’ “independent” investigations or confrontational press conferences during which politicians are said to have regained their “mojo.” Political pundits don’t tend to think like lawyers; they’re focused on the horse race. It’s no wonder the narrative thus far has downplayed legal liability.

I noted this divide in January, when I predicted that Christie’s real problem was legal, not political, and that he would ultimately be brought down not by Bridgegate itself but by an unrelated investigation stemming from it in the same way that Monica Lewinsky had nothing to do with an ill-fated Arkansas land deal called Whitewater and Al Capone went down for tax evasion. Federal prosecutorial tentacles would make an octopus envious. And so despite two marathon press conferences, a 360-page report produced after an internal investigation by Christie’s lawyer Randy Mastro and beheadings for much of his inner circle, Christie is actually in worse shape than he was in when the scandal first broke.

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The Neo-Cons will try to push anyone

Who attended Shel Adelson's Likud weekend party in Vegas - Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Scott Walker, etc.

Most Israelis can't stand Adelson, aside from Netanyahu's Likudists of course. Here's an example from an Israeli daily:

http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/NYT-Adelson-is-I...

It makes it seem quite clear to Americans that Israel's leader Netanyahu is using Adelson's money to buy an American president.

Whole loaf of toast

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Bush and Christie are both toast and jam.

And I'm not hungry for them!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

And...

another push for Bush. Disgusting.

I wonder

if the Bushies are responsible for the take down of Christie? I wouldn't be surprised. If the GOP picks Bush they are dead meat...the end for them; no one wants another Bush except those who will make a lot of money.

toast, huh?

(Insert pastry joke here)

"Damn the pandas, full steam ahead"

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