The January 21 issue of the New York Times has a story about a recent judicial appointment by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. According to the story, the appointee, who will be leaving the job of chief executive of the Delaware River Port Authority, has a bad record for integrity and stewardship of public funds. The story also explains that the boss of the Democratic Party of southern New Jersey is a close associate, and that Democrats in the State Senate supported the appointment even though, according to the facts brought out in the story, they should not have approved him. As is well known, Governor Christie is a Republican. Be sure to read the last third of the story.