The Republican candidate for Governor of nearby New Jersey enjoys his luxurious hotel rooms. That wouldn’t be bad if he weren’t doing it at your expense. While serving as one of George W. Bush’s “loyal Bushies” as U.S. Attorney he traveled on the public dime. Rather than staying at hotels costing up to $400/night. This is relevant because he has made ethical issues and cutting spending key issues in the campaign. When someone centers their campaign around certain issues such as this it is appropriate for the voters to examine his actions in comparison to his rhetoric.
Chris Christie fails this test. He “exceeded the government’s hotel allowance on 14 of 16 business trips he took in 2008.” I’d love to spend just one night in a $400 a night hotel. Wow, imagine how soft those sheets must be!
“I’m sure he knew better, and he chose to ignore the rules,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “There is never a situation where the only available hotel in Washington is the Four Seasons. If you stay there, you’ve chosen luxury and you’ve chosen to ignore the rules.”
The more we know about Christie the better Jon Corzine gets.
Meanwhile GOP Gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett today met with Virginia Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell who resigned as that state’s AG when he began his run for Governor. Corbett refuses to resign while conducting politically charged prosecutions. The serious and massive conflicts of interest inherent in his refusal should condemn him in the eyes of all voters. Amazingly he is running well ahead of opponent Jim Gerlach who, so far, has garnered only 13% support from Pennsylvania Republicans. It appears Gerlach is dead in the water and Corbett, a fatally flawed candidate due to his conflicts of interest, will be the Republican candidate. Democrats are salivating at that prospect due to his refusals to resign.