Politicians Brave Even No-Show Snow

Although this week's Snowmageddon turned out to be something of a dud, it was a perfect storm for politicians.

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As the latest storm of the century bore down on the East Coast this week, Chris Christie was ready. The New Jersey governor's personal state of emergency contrasted sharply with the more relaxed posture he adopted five years ago. Then, he had complained bitterly about pressure to return from his vacation at Disney World to oversee his state's efforts to dig out from the 30 inches of snow that had accumulated over the Christmas holiday.

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