March 30, 2014

Let's see, NJ Governor Chris Christie had the New Jersey taxpayers pay for an investigation led by an attorney with close ties to a key ally. Said lawyer does not interview the three key players in the scandal he was appointed to investigate. Throw in a lot of slut-shaming and the hocus pocus of a "body language expert" to determine that Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer was obviously lying because she yawned and what you have is an "investigation" that "exonerates" Chris Christie without uncovering what actually happened.

My God, Democrats, what more do you need to believe that Chris Christie is innocent and absolutely deserves the GOP presidential nomination in 2016?

What a surprise that that is EXACTLY the framing that Chuck Todd -- substituting for David Gregory on Meet the Press-- took with NJ State Senator Loretta Weinberg.

That was a perfect tee up for Weinberg to hit with a laundry list of everything that was wrong with the report, which thankfully, she did.

But still, anyone with two braincells to rub together (which may or may not include Todd, based on his questions) can see all the red flags and laughability of how this report exonerates Christie. Rather than accept it at face value in his interview with Weinberg (or earlier, with Christie ally Rudy Giuliani), how hard would it be to operate from a place of factual analysis?

What am I thinking? This is Chuck Todd; that's just not in his wheelhouse.

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