Chris Christie’s 2014 is off to a rough start. He has already been accused of being involved in more than enough political scandals, but now The Newark Star-Ledger, which had endorsed Christie for governor, has announced that it “regrets” supporting him.
Tom Moran, editor of the Star-Ledger’s editorial page, wrote today that the paper “blew” its endorsement. Moran explained that the paper knew Christie was a political ruffian, but they didn’t think he was this bad:
Yes, we knew Christie was a bully. But we didn’t know his crew was crazy enough to put people’s lives at risk in Fort Lee as a means to pressure the mayor. We didn’t know he would use Hurricane Sandy aid as a political slush fund. And we certainly didn’t know that Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer was sitting on a credible charge of extortion by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.