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COLUMNIST: Republican held to higher standard

Letter by Ronald Petitte, Federal Way on Jan. 3, 2011 at 10:00 am | 13 Comments »
January 3, 2011 1:02 pm

The news cycle must be very slow in the eastern part of country. Eugene Robinson proves this with his latest column (1-2), an attack piece on Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

Where was Robinson’s outrage at President Obama as he vacationed while the huge oil spill was occurring in the Gulf of Mexico?

Not a word about that from Robinson despite the loss of life and thousands of people out of work, loss of businesses and tremendous loss to the economy. Where was Obama? Busy vacationing way up north, in Martha’s Vineyard off a much different coast.

But as Christie has become a very outspoken governor by cutting expenses and trying to balance a budget run amok by years of Democrats’ governance, he has become a target for liberals and Democrats to critique and criticize him at every opportunity.

Robinson shows once again his different standards for conservatives and liberals.

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