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Friday, January 14, 2011

A few things to round out your day. * Update*

I am trying something new, I am going to put together a set of links at the end of the day with a few quotes lifted from each. This will be focused on candidates or potential candidates for either the 2012 or 2016 Presidential election.

Tonight, we'll start with ...

Chris Christie

"Muslim Picked For New Jersey Bench"

Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that one of his seven nominees for Superior Court judgeships would be a lawyer who represented many detainees swept up by the government in the post-9/11 dragnet.

The lawyer, Sohail Mohammed, worked in the aftermath of the attacks to try to foster trust between American Muslims and law enforcement, particularly federal officials. He is a board member of the American Muslim Union. Mr. Christie, a United States attorney, was a regular guest at that group’s annual Ramadan dinner and spoke highly of Mr. Mohammed’s work.

Mr. Mohammed was on former Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s short list of potential judicial appointees, but he was not nominated. He would serve on the court in Passaic County. His appointment requires confirmation by the State Senate.

I did a quick search on Sohail Mohammed, and from what I read, I am not impressed.

*Update* As a friend noted in an email, the real red flag here is Jon Corzine's blessing.*/Update*

Now on to ...

Haley Barbour