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Chris Christie

Witcover: Two obtuse birds of a feather

Witcover: Two obtuse birds of a feather

While Donald Trump was basking in the patriotic sunshine of Independence Day at the White House, his onetime pet Republican governor, Chris Christie of New Jersey, was doing his basking on the beachfront property of his state-owned summer house on the Jersey Shore.

The problem politically for Mr. Christie was he was doing so with family and friends within the state's Island Beach State Park, which at the time was closed to the public as part of a statewide budgetary shutdown., the website associated with the state's largest daily newspaper, the Newark Star-Ledger, got wind of the fact and swooped down with aerial photos of Christie's group on...