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What those polls on pols, post-emergency, really mean
For political players, the theatrics of governance loomed huge amid the wreckage and need that superstorm Sandy created.
The playbook for leaders during such emergencies seems simple enough, though it has proved elusive for some: Show up, share information, display solidarity and avoid saying or doing anything that appears obviously stupid.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, slammed for...