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Sun May 3, 2015, 09:09 PM

4. What's the matter with (Mary Pat's) kids today?

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NJ.com: First Lady Mary Pat Christie said Monday her recent decision to resign from her lucrative job at a Wall Street investment firm is “absolutely not” an indication that her husband has already made a decision on a 2016 presidential campaign. She has had “lots of conversations about” with the governor about a potential White House run and the couple has yet to decide.

“I’m spending a lot of time with my children and my husband, and really enjoying the opportunity..." Mary Pat said...Stepping down from her job will allow her to...spend time with the couple’s two youngest children, who are 14 and 11 years old...

The household earned just under $700,000 in 2013, according to the Christie’s tax returns. The bulk of that money, some half a million dollars, came from the first lady's salary and other compensation from a partnership payout at Cantor-Fitzgerald that year...

In a recent interview...with Matt Lauer, Mary Pat Christie had said she was "not sure" whether she would take a leave of absence from her job if her husband sought the presidency...


The interview was aired April 16. Mary Pat's last day was Friday April 24, and it was announced the Monday after? That's not how six-figure-earning executives resign of their own free will, especially if they want to keep future job prospects on the table: four weeks' notice (with a formal public announcement) is a minimum. And even if her children were not well past the age of baby tending, surely running for America's first lady will be just as much a full time job.

On the other hand, if Christie gets indicted, too, they're going to need all the income they can get their hands on. But on the OTHER other hand, neither of Mary Pat's hands are that clean -- the firm she's leaving continued to collect fees for a state pension fund that was no longer theirs. Are the Feds starting to breathe down HER neck, too? Did she jump from her job because she knew she'd get pushed? Or DID she get pushed?


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