Saturday, February 12, 2011

Flashback to 2001: Corzine approves Christie nomination

From the New York Times on 8 Dec 2001:

President Bush said today that he would nominate Christopher J. Christie, a
lawyer who served as counsel to the president's 2000 campaign in New Jersey, as
the next United States attorney for the state.

Mr. Christie's nomination, expected for months, had drawn criticism from
some lawyers because he lacks experience in criminal law. In addition, Mr.
Christie would be the first United States attorney chosen for New Jersey who has
not worked in the office.

But Mr. Christie enjoyed widespread support from New Jersey Republicans, and
the state's two Democratic Senators, Robert G. Torricelli and Jon S. Corzine,
approved the nomination as well.

"It is important to honor President Bush's choice for this position," the two
senators said in a joint statement. "We are confident that Chris Christie will
put together an experienced team."

Trivia question: Does anyone remember the link among Torricelli, former Hamilton, NJ
mayor Glen Gilmore, and Rat's Restaurant? Bonus points for identifying the
connection to another disgraced New Jersey politician.


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