Nothing promotes bipartisanship like a hurricane: Morristown Mayor praises Gov. Christie

Last weekend, Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty welcomed Newark Mayor Cory Booker to the historic Morristown Green for a Democratic campaign rally that included a poke or two at Gov. Chris Christie.

But on Monday, Mayor Dougherty was singing the praises of the Republican governor. Hurricanes have a way of promoting bi-partisanship.

“The Governor has been better than good,” said the Morristown Mayor, after a long day overseeing the town’s response to Hurricane Sandy. “This wasn’t about Republicans or Democrats. It was about leadership in a crisis. Everybody followed him through this crisis. And he led.”

Mayor Dougherty credited the Governor and his staff with communicating clearly and effectively, averting the confusion that surrounded last year’s Tropical Storm Irene. A hierarchical, top-down system of information from Trenton to the counties and towns was implemented, via a series of conference calls, he said.

Now the real test begins.

“There are weeks of recovery to come,” the Morristown official said.

Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty surveys a neighbor's storm damage during Hurricane Sandy on Monday. The Mayor credited Gov. Chris Christie with strong leadership in the runup to the storm.Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty surveys a neighbor's storm damage during Hurricane Sandy on Monday. The Mayor credited Gov. Chris Christie with strong leadership in the runup to the storm.Photo by Kevin Coughlin



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  1. Mad Props for Gov.Christie.Fox News dumb as hosts.
    I dont give a damm about no politics.Gov.Christie has my
    vote.Most of the guest on Fox News dont have there own
    mind. Even the damm politicians. If you cant criticize the POTUS
    you cant be on Fox.

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