One of the best things about spending the last four years following politicians around with a video camera is the tons of file footage I’ve acquired. It’s an especially useful tool for expressing one’s self when words are hard to find. Like now.
The Corzine campaign just released a new video, produced in-house, which underscores the point that Chris Christie’s had some trouble with the cascading evidence of questionable conduct he engaged in as United States Attorney for the District of NJ, and questionable ties he still maintains to that office. And would rather avoid chatting about it just now.
My own opinion: red meat for the cognoscenti, but might scare off undecideds. I think people need to hear – every way possible and from all angles – what he did. That’s the meat, the substance, the muck of the muckraking.
Harsh, unflattering video that underscores that he’s avoiding talking about it – which has some truth – may turn a lot of people off, and reinforce perception that the campaigns can’t tell the difference between muck and mud.
This week, congressmen Frank Pallone and Bill Pascrell testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee investigating Deferred Prosecution Agreements. They followed Chris Christie’s prickly testimony.
Pallone, who called Christie the “poster child for abuse” on Blue Jersey Radio [listen here], and Pascrell, laid out the real costs to our economy of not reining in people like Chris Christie, and propose a legislative fix.
Pascrell first, Pallone after the jump. Sound quality is from the House Judiciary Committee website feed.
Chances are there is someone in your life who might benefit from a Compassionate Marijuana Law in New Jersey. A bill that would allow terminally ill New Jerseyans access to cannibis passed the Senate yesterday and is now headed to the Assembly. So make sure to call your reps today.
With the GOP Congressional caucus in full-on goosestep mode, it’s entirely possible you’ve wondered what led to all this chronic naysaying? I’ve been curious about that myself, and came up with this hypothesis.