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December 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday politics: right-sizing Chris Christie, driving Ms. Gregoire, Dan Evans on the coup

Good Morning and Happy Friday:

 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Can Christie run for prez?: Only ABC’s Barbara Walters could get away with a question like this:  Is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie too, well, large to be president.? Psshaw, says Christie, who acknowledges that he is significantly overweight, but not so much that he couldn’t serve as president of these United States.

 

It’s Austin Jenkins Day on the Politics Northwest blog: Jenkins has a fascinating piece on Northwest Public Radio quoting former Gov. Dan Evans  saying he believes the new coalition leadership in the Senate will work for the state. He knows a thing or two about such arrangements. And  Republican Evans thinks the new structure will limit the power of House Speaker Frank Chopp, a Democrat, who, in Evans’ opinion, acts as almost an alternate governor.

 

Driving Ms. Gregoire: Austin Jenkins also has a fun story  on the governor, the one leaving office in January. Guess what she needs? Driving lessons. Think about it. Gregoire has been driven around by the state patrol for the last eight years while she was in the back of the Chevy Suburban. The governor says she is excited to re-learn driving skills. No, um, texting while driving, Gov.

 

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