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Thu Oct 1, 2015, 07:37 PM

121. Christie declares state of emergency (for his national media coveage)

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Looks like New Jersey will be celebrating the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy with Hurriance Joaquin. But fear not -- Christie's on the job.

NJ.com: Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Thursday as Hurricane Joaquin approaches New Jersey and the East Coast...

I guess he learned his lesson from the storm back in June:

NJ.com: Christie...explained why he hasn't declared an emergency..."Right now what's happening is FEMA is on the ground with the Office of Emergency Management of the State Police and they are assessing the damage level. You don't need a state of emergency declaration in order to get federal funds if you need a certain threshold and if there's anything that a state of emergency declaration would do to enhance our ability to get more help more quickly, I'd be happy to do that..."

Well, since he fell back to declaring a state of emergency the old-fashioned way, I guess his June strategy didn't work -- or did it?

Rocktivity: If you're planning to announce your run for president and will be traveling heavily afterwards, the last thing you need is a federal state of emergency declaration, as it would probably interfere with your getting the kind of national headlines you want!


So now the shoe is on the other foot: If you're running for president and are tied for ninth in the polls, the FIRST thing you need is a federal state of emergency declaration, as it would probably "enhance your ability" of getting the kind of national headlines you want!


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