Welcome back to Monmouth County, Governor We’ve been waiting

“My message to the federal government, get the resources where they are needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible and for the duration. Because the recovery process, obviously in a place like New Jersey is going to take a significant amount of time….

I told the mayors and the governors, if they are getting no for an answer somewhere in the federal government, they can call me personally at the White House.”  ~ President Barack Obama, October 30, 2012

“On October 29 last year the job changed for me. It’s no longer a job, it’s a mission.

You see a mission is something that is different from a job. A mission is sacred.  It’s a sacred trust that was thrust on me, and you, on October 29 of last year.

And that mission is to make sure that everyone, everyone in New Jersey that was affected by Sandy to return to normalcy in their lives.

I will not let anyone, anything, any governmental entity, or any force get in between me and the completion of my mission.”  ~ Governor Chris Christie, November 5, 2013

Welcome back to Monmouth County, Governor Christie.  We’ve been waiting for you.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Chris Christie, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Welcome back to Monmouth County, Governor We’ve been waiting”

  1. Too much self- promo said at 2:50 pm on February 20th, 2014:

    and not enough action.. Too many photo ops, talk shows, and inner- circle elitists.. Recipe for disaster enfolding, as we watch, seemingly helplessly, on a daily basis! What a mess….

  2. Mike Harmon said at 6:56 pm on February 20th, 2014:

    Gov your “sacred mission” has failed and it is your fault. In the biggest crises in NJ history, you and you alone decided to delegate to amateurs and concentrate on your presidential aspirations and self-promotion.

    Everyone on this forum knew the Obama promises of help were worthless photo ops.

    As a forensic accountant and CPA, I have been working on Sandy commercial projects (business interruption, property damage, extra expense and some dependent business losses) all over the state and NY for 16 months now.

    Also spent much time on WTC 1 & 2, Irene, Katrina and every major hurricane back to Andrew that flattened Homestead.

    IMO it seems the problems here are related to too many players (FEMA, towns rules, insurance company issues, bank interests) with inconsistent messages and conflicting rules and regulations.

    This is compounded by amateur bureaucrats and political special interests changing the priorities.

    It is not hard to find places where nothing much has happened since the storm. It looks like the Rs in the House were right about the Sandy-pork-fest

    It is not too late for redemption and to refocus on the “sacred mission” of rebuilding NJ.

    Say you are sorry and ask for help!

  3. A Dep't. Of Transparency said at 8:43 pm on February 20th, 2014:

    would be a start, really.. They should pass a law that an independent panel, with no political skin in the game, be immediately appointed, to oversee such disasters.. ( I know, hard in this state, but worth a try).. Actually, the State Comptroller’s Office was started to investigate misdeeds and improper procedures at the local levels- and has done some good improvements..perhaps they ought to have a division that would assemble to get right in there, and take control of the procurements and awards, and account for every taxpayer dime that we get,to fix disasters. And, be forced to publicize it, every step of the way..It is so tiring and disappointing that the party of better responsibility,that finally wins here, seems to have screwed up in such a big way- agree with Mike that, while still in charge, major changes and improvements need to happen,pronto..