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Remember how good you felt during the 12-12-12 concert?

By Laurie Bennett

January 20, 2014 at 11:48am

If you were among the many viewers of the televised Hurricane Sandy benefit on 12-12-12, you were likely moved, even uplifted.

Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Kanye West and others performed to raise more than $50 million for victims of the storm.

As we noted at the time, proceeds went to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, “run by an appropriately named foundation that counts seven billionaires on its board.”

Quite a few supporters of the Robin Hood Foundation also happened to be big backers of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, of course, was criticized by many hardcore Republicans back then for grasping the helping hand of President Obama.

In recent days, more than a few Romney loyalists have taken pleasure from Christie’s current struggles with the George Washington Bridge scandal.

We have to wonder what the big-money guys at Robin Hood are thinking, with reports that relief funding may have been exploited by Christie’s office for political gain.

And how many of them would be willing to contribute to Christie 2016?

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