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The governor is acting shady | Sheneman cartoon

The governor is insisting on enforcing non-disclosure agreements, or gag orders, on the women accusing his campaign of wrongdoing. That's pretty gross.

The scandal around the governor's handling of sexual assault allegations in his campaign continues to grow, mostly because he's letting it. Despite running on promises of transparency in government, the Murphy administration has proven to be incredibly tight lipped when it comes to addressing the incredibly serious accusations made by multiple women who worked for his campaign.

The scandal continues to dog the governor and he's starting to get testy when he's questioned about it. The truth might go a long way toward getting people off his back.

The governor is insisting on enforcing non-disclosure agreements, or gag orders, on the women accusing his campaign of wrongdoing. That's pretty gross. Not only did he not address the allegations when they were made, but his office helped promote the accused and stonewalled any attempts to learn what actually happened.

His justification for this injustice is that if the victims were allowed to speak freely they might spill the recipe to the secret sauce that led him to a resounding victory in the election. Allow me to ruin it for them:

You won because you were a rich guy willing to spend fat cash, and your opponent was a grapefruit taped to a mop. There are no brilliant political insights, no proprietary information that requires the level of security the governor is giving it. Your race was a gimme.

Chris Christie, the least popular governor in the history of governors, is a Republican and you are a Democrat. People voted for you and they still don't know who you are. Give up the charade and let these women speak. 

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