"Christie privately lambasted Bloomberg as ‘Napoleon,’ ‘a dictator’ and ‘a putz’” for not inviting the NJ governor of 2001 to the 10th anniversary."
— Josh Margolin and Bob Fredericks / New York Post (via azipaybarah)
"It’s suddenly imperative for Sweeney to create distance between himself and Christie, to prove to skeptical Democrats that he shares their values and is willing to fight for them against the Republican governor. It’s notable that just a few days before his outburst to Moran, Sweeney seemingly out of nowhere declared that his refusal to vote for gay marriage in 2009 had been his biggest mistake as a legislator. This came as the benefits bill was moving toward passage. It was like real-time contrition, as if Sweeney realized that his problems with the base were starting to add up and had decided to course-correct on the spot."
— Steve Kornacki on Stephen “rotten prick” Sweeney at Capital New York