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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Why are the media making such a big fuss about Chris Christie and the bridge?
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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The answers to the question in the headline above are as easy as they are varied.

The bridge scandal is a big deal because Chris Christie is himself a big deal in the world of politics. Most recent polls have shown him the leading choice among Republicans for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. And, in turn,  his standing in the polls is especially remarkable because so many Tea Party types see him as a RINO (Republican In Name Only), not only  because of some of his political positions but also because of his chumming with Barack Obama in the wake ...

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