It's hard to imagine that Gov. Christie could have forgotten he was once a corruption-busting U.S. attorney. But his background is certainly at odds with his tone-deaf plan to nominate Delaware River Port Authority chief John Matheussen for a judgeship.
While the Christie administration's meddling with another port authority has been grabbing national headlines, Matheussen's agency has been busy responding to a second round of subpoenas from the FBI's Philadelphia office, which is apparently interested in the DRPA's non-transportation spending. The first subpoenas, in April, came on the heels of a scathing report by the office of state Comptroller Matthew Boxer, which said that "in nearly every area we looked at, we found people who treated the DRPA like a personal ATM, from DRPA commissioners to private vendors to community organizations."