Skip to comments.Thomas Roberts Kvetches: Joe & Mika 'Eviscerating' Christie-Accusing Hoboken Mayor
Posted on 01/20/2014 6:31:05 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Where is Willie Geist when we need him? Thomas Robertswho has replaced Brian Schachtman as Way Too Early hostis seemingly also taking over much of Geist's turf as Morning Joe sidekick.
And whereas Geist was, at least in the MSNBC context, a voice of affable equanimity, Roberts is an unabashed liberal advocate. Witness today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski questioned the character of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer. Joe and Mika wondered how, after assertedly writing in her personal diary that Chris Christie's corrupt nature "literally brings tears to my eyes," Zimmer could then take to Twitter to paradoxically proclaim that she was "very glad" that Christie was governor and that he has "done a great job for NJ & Hoboken." Rising to the defense of the Dem mayor, Roberts accused Joe and Mika of "eviscerating" Zimmer, whom Roberts described as a "whistle-blower."
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So. They now collectively decide that they have jumped the gun and have been erroneously to take Christie out even before he gets the GOP nomination. They were too eager in their zeal and need to regroup now. This is part of it.
I’m glad that a few people watch shows like this so I can get my daily reminders of why I don’t.
One common gripe in Hoboken was that FEMA wasn’t covering the huge numbers of illegal basement apartments there. Many were flooded, but they didn’t officially exist for property tax purposes; you reap what you sow...
He’s also a Gay Rights guy.
Mark..any info or thoughts on the supposed scandal involving Joe accepting big fees to deliver speeches when that’s against NBC policy?
Morning Jo..........................ke has become a test screen for SNL skits.
Situational Ethics; The only way MSM, politicians and bureaucrats are able to sleep nights.
I got two words for you Mika and Joe. Jimmy Hoffa.
MSNBC is keeping mum on it. I’m guessing they are negotiating with Joe and will announce a resolution.
So, you think they’re (the MSM)backing away a little in order to keep Christie in the game? That’s sounds just like them. Too bad republicans let the media pick their candidate.
It’s the old story of the turtle and the scorpion, both at the bank of a river.
The turtle, frightened at the prospect of being attacked by the scorpion, says “we both want to cross the river - I’ll give you a ride on my back if you promise not to sting me.”
The scorpion agrees, and in the midst of crossing the river, stings the turtle while atop its back.
The turtle asks “Why? We’ll both drown now.”
The scorpion replies, “I just couldn’t help myself.”
From the NY Post: "Zimmer requested $127 million for Hoboken but said she only received $200,000 in recovery grants, plus $142,000 for a backup generator. The state had about $300 million to disburse statewide."
She is mayor of a city that has a population of 50K and has a little more than 1 square mile of land area, she expected to receive 42% of the money available statewide? Seriously?
(She says she received $342,000 but the governor's office responded that she received (at least) $70 million. I'm sure they can find the canceled checks.)
As Rudy Giuliani said yesterday -- this is a witch hunt.
It is very sickening.
How many IL governors went to jail and how many national headlines did that get?
Christie is leader of the GOP Governors' association; thus he must be destroyed. Especially when they need to get Obamacare out of the headlines.
I’ve been watching this with somewhat detached interest, but most agree that NJ politics is a corrupt sewer on both sides of the aisle. The Hoboken mayor was interviewed by the US Attorney’s office last night and if she lied to them that is a federal crime assuming, of course, that this US Attorney’s office in NJ is not corrupt itself. When you turn over a political rock lying on the ground all sorts of critters scamper about.
That's more of an assumption than I would be willing to make, considering who's running the Department of Justice.
(There have been more than 300 dead Mexicans resulting from "Fast and Furious". Has anyone been prosecuted for that crime? Will anyone be?)
I'd be interested in seeing Zimmer's telephone records and the rest of her diary.