And [fallout from the book] will hit Christie first. Halperin and Heilemann make abundant use of a vice-presidential vetting file dropped into their hands by someone in Romney’s orbit to illuminate secrets about the governor. Delivering the documents to the authors was a stunning breach of political decorum that can only be read as a giant middle finger at Christie and his aides.
Review: ‘Double Down,’ on the 2012 election, by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. The book comes out Nov. 5. (via andrewgraham)
I will obviously buy and read this book, but just further proof that mark halperin has an air of dick about him, the UK kindle edition costs £17.99! FFS
"It’s a book that will launch a thousand listicles."
As a former prosecutor who was appointed by President George W. Bush on Sept. 10, 2001, I just want us to be really cautious, because this strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines, I think, is a very dangerous thought.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie • Speaking out against the recent strain of libertarianism that’s taken hold in recent years. Libertarian torchbearer Rand Paul, in response to this comment, shot back on Twitter: “Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom. Spying without warrants is unconstitutional.”
I don’t think the ruling was appropriate. I think it was wrong. …[Justice Kennedy] basically said that the only reason to pass that bill was to demean people. That’s heck of a thing to say about Bill Clinton and about the Republican Congress back in the ‘90s. And it’s just another example of judicial supremacy, rather than having the government run by the people we actually vote for.New Jersey Governor Chris Christie • Decrying, in his “Ask the Governor” radio appearance earlier this week, the decision by the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Christie’s stance is peculiar (not least of all because former President Bill Clinton, who Christie defended, has wholly publicly reversed on the issue) relative to his political situation, relative to his political situation — he’s the Republican governor of a state with a historically potent Democratic Party, and touted as a potential national office-seeker. With the sharp trajectory of public opinion on same-sex marriage, these are words that could come back to haunt him. For what it’s worth, his legal opinions don’t come from a place of inexperience, as Christie served as the Bush-appointed U.S. Attorney for New Jersey from 2002 to 2008. source
Here we are talking about the post-Obama world, and where the Obama coalition is going to go. We think that Cory [Booker] is one of the people who is best positioned to advance that movement.Steve Phillips, founder of Pac Plus, a progressive SF-based super PAC. There is a recognition amongst Democratic and progressive operatives that the Obama coalition won’t necessarily make it to the polls for every future Democratic candidate, and that if the left wants continue to utilize that coalition, it will have to be intentional and thoughtful with regard to which progressives it supports. Pac Plus is going to pour between $1 and $2 million to help elect Booker to the recently-vacated senate seat in New Jersey, which will be filled via a special election this October. source