Forget Bill and Hill, Barack and Michelle ... meet the younger college Power Couple: university age Mary Pat Foster and Chris Christie.
Another guest post by our friend hardibear of freerangetalk.com
Continuing to report in depth on the slow Fall of Trenton, Rachel Maddow introduced us to yet another important player's name to memorize in Jersey politicking: the first incarnation(s) of Governor Chris Christie. It's a must savor. Enjoy the video below.
As the scandals and subpoenas continue to pile up, one more name has surfaced in the list of those Christie has ... 'assisted' to power, shall we say ... that of the aforementioned Miss Mary Pat.
Is anyone that sh-shocked that Governor Arsehole is not beloved of either party from Florida to Texas?? What is of nouveau interest is something the goodly muck-rakers at Talking Points Memo have been reporting on, that the Bully and Bullshit Show has been on the road since his proverbial salad days. [He did have them, WaPo columnist and C. C. critic, Eugene Robinson!] The University of Delaware must be kicking themselves for not seeing what they had let loose on the Northeast.
Who was the succeeding president of the formidable D.U. Student Congress? Clue: her future brother-in-law Todd managed her campaign, dear man. First Lady Mary Pat Foster Christie is no gubernatorial desperate housewife -- probably why Bravo's notorious Real Housewives of New Jersey people haven't strapped a mic-pack on her. Yet.
Of her unopposed triumph, the outgoing president said to a press he could control, "Mary Pat is a good person and all the experience in the world can't compensate for that", the young Christie told their mutual college newspaper, The Review. Adding that [paraphrased] 'even though Foster · ran unopposed in the election, it was more a sign of silent approval than voter apathy'.
Oh, he was always this good a truth bender. Mary Pat Foster, however, has played the Good Cop rather well. She may well be a saint and
cough completely uninvolved in any iota of the dirtier handwork, but this description of her breadth of skill from her Governor husband just in 2013 speaks volumes. Original story at Bloomberg.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie drew laughs at the Pine Brook Jewish Center in Montville last month as he explained the “ugly truth” of his 27-year marriage: His bond-trader wife is his meal ticket.
Not a bad strategy ... have you SEEN Drumthwacket?! It beats the Soprano Manse by a Jersey mile, the guv'nah couple's current residence.
The governor, a first-term Republican seeking re-election, often boasts that his spouse is the reason he could give up his career as a lawyer and enter politics. A managing director at Angelo Gordon & Co., Mary Pat Christie is the main earner. She also juggles raising four children and oversees a $33 million Hurricane Sandy charity.
Of course no other than George Wackadoo Bush brought this pair of career politicians back to life ... following many many campaign donation dollars and Eastern Corridor loyalty promises. Thanks W. Again.
Steve Bennen, Maddow Blog guru and recently seen in select cable programming wonk-heaven moments, has some fresh squeezed juicy goodness, whilst going back to the original angles. Why, you might ask? Because Rachel is a dying-breed sort of modern journalist, and that is what they DO. Find and broadcast facts. Occasionally after stepping awaaaay from a keyboard and infectious hysteria.
In December, the governor belittled reporters and lawmakers who took the bridge controversy seriously. Asked about false testimony his top aide at the Port Authority delivered to the state Assembly, Christie said his “curiosity is more than satiated.” Asked whether he look for additional information, the governor replied, “Why would I? … I have a lot of things to do. I know you guys are obsessed with this. I’m not. I’m really not. It’s just not that big a deal.”
"It's just not that big a deal." I think Joe Biden might have a different term (not to mention opinion and some future deserved resentment re the University of Delaware). Massively BFD, Dude. Enjoy the last days at Drumthwacket.