You would think that a person in Christie’s situation would learn from past mistakes, but I guess after you’ve fallen a certain distance from grace self-correction becomes impossible. Christie’s camp is once again making the law all about our governor’s wishes instead of about legal precedent, common decency, responsibility to constituents or logic.
This time, Christie wants to use leftover campaign funds to pay legal bills for the Bridgegate defense. No matter that the Christie-Booker team went after Sharpe James for doing exactly the same thing:
A state court in 2012 ruled that Sharpe James, the former Newark mayor, violated the law by spending $94,004 in campaign funds to fight fraud charges. The judge ordered James to repay the money, along with a $30,000 fine.
Daily Kos author Mets102 points out the silver lining in this cloud of woe’s raining heavily down on Christie’s increasingly rag-tag parade: “I guess Christie’s one solace is that his numbers can’t bottom out below zero.”
Political Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune – 01/07/2014