Making Something of a Big Nothing
3:19 PM, Dec 28, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
Republican governor Chris Christie of New Jersey is on vacation -- he's with his family in Disney World. And, it turns out, his lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno, is also on vacation, somewhere outside of New Jersey. So who's in charge of New Jersey? Senate president Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat.
One might think that, with the popular Republican governor out of town and with the reins handed to the Senate president, the Democrats might take the opportunity to show New Jerseyans that they can govern well. Instead, some Democrats are complaining that Christie abandoned them when they needed him most -- to clean up a major snowstorm that hit the Northeast:
It's the week between Christmas and New Year's -- it's vacation time. Just ask Lesniak, who is currently in Florida himself. Or the president, who's in Hawaii.
It's not clear what one expects Christie to be doing. New Jersey is a state that is used to a bit of snow. It has the apparatus to clean up the mess, without the governor himself grabbing a shovel and hitting the streets.
As Christie's spokesman, Maria Comella, wrote to Ben Smith of Politico:
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