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Gov. Chris Christie
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Gov. Chris Christie


Issue: "Divided we stand," Dec. 1, 2012

‘Sorry. We had a disaster. Take the ferry.’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, addressing complaints about continuing problems with the New Jersey rail system that brings hundreds of thousands of commuters to Manhattan daily.

‘I’m so glad we had that storm last week.’

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Superstorm Sandy boosting President Barack Obama’s reelection chances. Matthews later apologized for the comment.

‘On what planet is it safe to perform surgery under those conditions?’

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Question on Live Action blog, after a Falls Church, Va., abortion clinic bragged that it remained open through Superstorm Sandy: So we got in around 5:30 a.m., there is two inches of water in the surgery room, water on the carpets, two offices totally soaked, water leaking in from our large windows … we put out hundreds of towels and started mopping up … we started seeing patients at ten a.m.

‘You never think it will come down to one vote, but I’m here to tell you that it does.’

Robert McDonald on his Walton, Ky., city council race that ended in a tie. McDonald had told his wife, who works nights, not to worry about going to vote, and the outcome will now be determined by a coin flip.

‘Federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.’

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, after his state’s Nov. 6 vote to legalize marijuana.

‘You go through every hard question a thousand times.’

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, on her group’s plans to vet political candidates on their ability to handle sticky abortion questions, such as abortion in cases of rape. The mishandling of such questions led to the defeat of pro-life Senate candidates in Missouri and Indiana.


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