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Christ, Christie!

OK, so former US attorney and GOP NJ governor candidate Chris Christie weirdly gave a $46,000 loan to one of his attractive female subordinates. And then failed to report the loan on his tax returns.

Then we find out that he is suspected of being one of the US attorneys that succumbed to the political pressure that Rove and his ilk were putting on attorneys to bring politically charged cases to trial prior to election - in Christie's case, it was releasing info on an investigation of Senator Menendez prior to his 2006 election (the charges were later determined to be unfounded). Other attorneys were fired for not acting on Rove's demands, but Christie seems to have complied.

Then we find out that Christie got pulled over in his car for speeding and it turned out he had no insurance or registration (and, weirdly, his subordinate was in the car with him along with his family). He got off virtually scott free, even though the police officer issuing the ticket wrote NO DEAL on it, which is what cops do when a person is particularly belligerent or was doing something particularly egregious.

Now we hear that he also hit a motorcyclist while driving the wrong way down a one way street. And that time, he didn't even get a ticket.

When asked if he wasn't charged because he flouted his position, Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove said:

"I don't think I want to make that kind of deduction, but I think the facts speak for themselves."

This is a guy running on an anti-corruption platform.

By fnord12 | September 4, 2009, 10:30 AM | Liberal Outrage