The political kerfuffle about what New Jersey’s Republican governor and the state Assembly’s top Democrat did or didn’t say privately to each other is totally sweet.
But let’s set aside the public he said/she said between Chris Christie and Sheila Oliver, displayed Wednesday in sequential Mother Jones and Philadelphia Inquirer stories, and focus on how a legendary lefty publication (the magazine, not the newspaper) got such entertaining audio of what the governor told a pow-wow of plutocrats and potentates hosted by those legendary right-wing Koch brothers.
Mother Jones and its blogger Brad Friedman say the recordings were “obtained” from inside the top-secret Colorado conclave on June 26. Christie received a hero’s welcome at this posh Valhalla near Vail, regaling the audience with tales of conquest against the forces of darkness, aka, Democrats.
But I want to know how the mole who delivered the audio goodies to Mother Jones managed to infiltrate the great hall.