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Right-wing bloggers have named Chris Christie “Conservative of the Year.” And, yes, I’d have to agree that demanding federal money for obligations you aren’t willing to fulfill and using taxpayer money to defend your ability to break contractual obligations without returning any benefits from said contract are pretty definitive examples of modern American conservatism.

But, at least, you have to admit that this behavior is motivated by a principled belief that taxpayer money shouldn’t be spent on frivolous boondoggles like “projects allowing commuters in your state to get to work.” Right?

With the Xanadu entertainment and shopping complex three years behind schedule and in need of an estimated $875 million to open, Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday that it was time for the state to help resuscitate the project.

Yep, “Conservative of the Year.”

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