Meet the Sandy victim Chris Christie told to ‘sit down and shut up’

Courtesy of All in with Chris Hayes and MSNBC.

The “heckler” that got Gov. Christie so angry in Belmar that he yelled and insulted the guy is James Keady. Turns out Keady is a longtime volunteer in Monmouth County and exactly the kind of person who “rolls up his sleeves” like Christie credited himself as doing, which Keady actually does do. The former Asbury Park councilman says he took a month off from work after Sandy to help people. Keady, with an advocacy group called Finish the Job, says Christie is “sitting on” 80% of a $1.1 Billion federal relief package – Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) – failing to distribute it to the displaced residents it was intended to help:

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Bonus below the fold – – David Axelrod’s comments today on Morning Joe are perfect:  

“I’ve been through a few presidential races, and I’ve got to tell you, every day is filled with aggravations and provocations, and if that’s the way he’s going to react, he has no future in this.”

[snip} “I think he thinks that this kind of ‘Sopranos’ approach to politics marks him as a strong leader. I think it marks him as an angry man.”

                        – David Axelrod on Morning Joe

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