Magazine October 31, 2011, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• A bunch of obnoxious, freakish-looking people made a spectacle of themselves in downtown New York. You don’t say.

• “There is a tide in the affairs of men / Which taken at the flood leads on to fortune.” If New Jersey governor Chris Christie knows his Shakespeare, those lines must have thundered in his head as seemingly everyone in the GOP, from audience members at his speeches to Nancy Reagan, urged him to join the presidential race. He decided not to — his commitment to his uncompleted term, his relative inexperience, and the lateness of the hour all arguing against;

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A bunch of obnoxious, freakish-looking people made a spectacle of themselves in downtown New York. You don’t say.

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