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Chris Christie was once a Republican coastal liberals could get behind. That was before a series of selfish, vindictive, and corrupt decisions left the former New Jersey governor without a solid constituency in either party.

Do you believe in redemption? Christie is making himself quite useful as a pundit on ABC’s This Week, where his occasional criticisms of President Trump carry more (ahem) weight thanks to the pair having shared a party, and a primary.

Christie unleashes a real doozy in today’s short clip, stunning Donna Brazile and the panel. He begins by explaining that while Trump’s carny hucksterism might be fine in front of 500 uber-jerks at a GOP fundraiser in Texas, in front of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Orange One’s lying boasts and exaggerations would amount to a federal offense.

Big Boy saves the kill shot for the end. Trust us, clicking play is 40 seconds well spent.

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My Brother, Still

When my brother was a boy, he loved to leave pennies on the railroad tracks up the street from our house and wait for the freight train to flatten them as it zoomed by.

This scared my mother to death. I don't know that she ever found a flattened penny in the pocket of his jeans or heard it rattling around in the clothes dryer. More likely, she got regular dispatches from the neighborhood gossips reporting for duty.

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