Haley Barbour continues the Republican outreach to women:
Barbour, a mentor of Christie’s, was asked in an interview with CNN if the accusation hinted at the type of culture within the Christie administration.
“No, I’ll tell you what it gives me concern about, that the news media is willing to leap at any farfetched story with the basis in fact is unbelievable,” Barbour said in an interview with CNN on Monday. “This is a lady mayor who asked for $127 million of hazard mitigation money from the governor to give that to her from the federal money. When the state was only receiving in its entirety $300 million.”
The more time that bloated, white, old, male, sexist Haley Barbour spends mansplaining why we shouldn’t be listening to Mayor Zimmer, the better. Here are the facts, by the way:
At the same time as the alleged overtures, Christie’s office was doling out millions of dollars in hurricane recovery money. Hoboken, which was almost 80 percent flooded by the storm, requested $100 million in hazard mitigation money from Christie, but Zimmer said she received only $142,000.
That figure varied widely from the $70 million in federal money Christie’s office said yesterday had been promised to Hoboken, and it was not immediately clear how much total Sandy relief had flowed to Hoboken to date, how much might be coming in the future, and from where.