Thursday, March 14, 2013

Governor Christie’s Favorite Crony Charity

By Mary Theroux

In the age of ceaseless parroting for “transparency,” it’s astounding to me that government do-gooders are apparently immune.
The Asbury Park (NJ) Press is reporting:
The Sandy relief fund chaired by New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie has raised more than $32 million so far. But four months after the superstorm, none of that aid has reached storm victims yet.
In her defense, Mrs. Christie cites the challenges of starting a charity from scratch, and other logistical problems.
Poor Mrs. Christie has exhausted herself, “soliciting advice from charity experts, making calls to wealthy individuals and corporations, seeking sizeable donations, and assembling a small staff and a bi-partisan operating board. She also helped recruit celebrities to join an honorary advisory board, which now includes Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Bono.”
But actually dispensing disaster relief? Not so much.


  1. Krispy Christie is the poster boy with what is wrong with the republican party and government in general.

  2. Charity Navigator has a "Donor Advisory" page for this "charity" -