November 1, 2012

This interaction between Gov. Christie & a Mom reminds me why I want to enter politics.

Updates: For unbelievable photos of Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath in NJ, click here (lefthand column). (NYTimes)

Romney Campaign bought 5k worth of goods to give to supporters to give back to him for “relief” effort. (Atlantic)

Obama seizes commander-in-chief moment: Democratic and GOP governors alike commend the storm response of the federal government. (washingtonpost.com)

Partisan site, but true: Obama Goes To Red Cross To Thank Them. Romney Tells Red Cross To Break Their Rules For His Campaign. (thenewcivilrightsmovement.com)

Mitt’s team scrambles with aftermath of FEMA comment and ‘Romnesia’. Words have a way of coming back to haunt Mitt Romney, especially when he says them in front of television cameras. (chicagotribune.com)

Clinton Rips Romney For Criticizing Obama Promise “To Turn Back The Seas” (youtube.com)

Romney campaign spent $5,000 staging ‘supplies’ for his storm relief photo-op. (dailykos.com)

Romney Faces Scrutiny on Aid in Storm’s Wake (news.yahoo.com)

If you can help in NJ: 1-800-JERSEY-7.

When we rue “politics,” we mean partisan politics. Public service is what politics is truly all about: politics that isn’t about winning, but about serving. Politics that isn’t about image, but about compassion. As Christie says in the video below, “my job first and foremost is the health and safety of the citizenry.”

Gov. Christie & President Obama, in working together for the greater good, remind us that, in times of crisis, we’re not Democratic or Republican—we’re Americans. We’re human. We’re afraid, we’re courageous, we need help, and we can help. We’re all in this together.

This interaction between Gov. Christie & a Mom reminds us of politics’ higher purpose. Via the NY Times:

“This is going to be a bit of a haul,” Mr. Christie said.

Kim Bosso introduced the governor to her son, who has cystic fibrosis. He has been cut off from his breathing machines since the power went out, and she said the utility company had told her that she was not a priority case and her insurance wouldn’t cover her if she went to a hospital.

“This is my lawyer,” Mr. Christie said, introducing her to Charles McKenna, his chief counsel. “He’s going to take care of you.”

Mr. McKenna took down Ms. Bosso’s information.

Bonus, below video: Gov. Christie eschews partisan politics, twice, focuses on what matters: his citizens, and getting them help, and all those who would help him do so—even if that’s the President, who only a week ago Christie was railing against on behalf of Gov. Romney.

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