Saturday, February 28, 2015

Christie takes care of his own

Losing NJ Supreme Court pick wins a top Port Authority post

Christie takes care of his own

Inspired, perhaps, by the title if not the lyrics of "We Take Care of Our Own," a recent tune by his musical muse Bruce Springsteen, Chris Christie is applauding news that one of his failed Supreme Court picks will get  a plum post elsewhere. 

The Star-Ledger reports that Phillip Kwon, whose high court nomination was rejected by Trenton Democrats in March, will start work Monday as deputy general counsel of the Port Authority.

That's the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, not the Delaware River Port Authority, which Christie has historically enjoyed berating but more recently (and with his signature modesty)    claims to have reformed.

Kwon's new job was announced Thursday, hours after the governor prevented state Democrats from instituting their own reforms at the Port Authority of NY & NJ -- whose rolls Christie already has larded with his "loyalists," according to the Record newspaper of Bergen County.

It seems, as Bruce sings, that for Christie the reformer "the road of good intentions has gone dry as bone."

 

Kevin Riordan Inquirer Columnist
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