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Politics Behind The Boardwalk Fire

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Right after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Governor Chris Christie was on the scene at some of the hardest hit areas addressing the people of New Jersey about the conditions of their state. The same can be said for his reaction to the Seaside Heights boardwalk fire, where again Christie swooped in to inform the people and demonstrate his leadership.

On the other hand, while the fire was still smoldering the governor started talking about taxpayer dollars going to help rebuild the businesses affected by the fire which has many people feeling like he may have jumped the gun talking about money so soon after the blaze when getting the fire out and rebuilding homes should have been the true focus at that time.

Political strategist Sean DiSomma chimed in on the matter saying, “As far as taxpayer money, people need to understand that if there are any Sandy related issues, the governor will step in and we have this big pot of money, which some folks have said is too big, some have even said it’s too small.”

DiSomma complimented the governor’s ability to take control and discussed how he managed to change the Garden State’s reputation. He said, “The governor’s biggest strength is his leadership during Sandy. So New Jersey went from becoming a state that was the butt of every joke with an ex-governor that almost got indicted, Jon Corzine. To Chris Christie who was able to make famous a dirty smelly fleece that he wore for four days.”

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