OTB In The New York Times

Just posted at The New York Times is today’s “Room For Debate” section on the subject: Should Governor Christie Step Down?

I was asked to contribute and my piece, hot off the presses with revisions made while Governor Christie was still conducting his two-hour press conference can be found here.

I’ll have a longer post on the press conference, and other developments in the George Washington Bridge story later this afternoon.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. PD Shaw says:

    You think he should change his name to “Frank”? I suppose it could work.

  2. michael reynolds says:


  3. Neil Hudelson says:

    Really cool. Congratulations.

  4. inhumans99 says:

    Congrats Doug, and I also headed on over to the link to read your article.

    I will say this, some of the comments under your article make me appreciate the regular commenters on OTB all the more than I did yesterday (and yes, I will include folks like Bandit and Jenos under the commenters I appreciate umbrella).

  5. Franklin says:


    OTB! OTB! OTB!

    We’re #1!

  6. lankyloo says:

    Congratulations!! Very cool.

  7. al-Ameda says:

    Right on, and congratulations.

  8. bill says:

    @PD Shaw: surely you can’t be serious!

    nice job Doug, we’re not worthy!

  9. John Peabody says:

    Very good.

  10. the Q says:

    Congrats Doug, all the hard work and giving us fools something of substance to read everyday paid off some in your NYT exposure.

  11. ernieyeball says:

    @PD Shaw:You think he should change his name to “Frank”? I suppose it could work.

    Looks like this handle has been use for a while.

    KTRS is the home of The Large Morning Show in the Afternoon, which features host Frank O Pinion (John Craddock), the highest rated, as well as the highest paid radio personality in St. Louis.

  12. CSK says:

    I don’t know how I missed this the other day. Congratulations!