TPM's Hunter Walker scoops everyone on some news about Chris Christie's go-getting days at the University of Delaware. Good for him—obviously, as a citizen of the First State, I'm ashamed that I slept on this, but good for Walker. If nothing else, he's produced the most ironic student newspaper story of 2014.
In college, Chris Christie was overjoyed when a bridge was kept open preventing traffic problems at his graduation pic.twitter.com/ou5ERyKWq9— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) January 16, 2014
The political lesson that he should have taken from that: People like it when their bridges are open.
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