When a Republican wants to spend gummint money on finding a cure for (let us say) fallen armpits, the only question is whether he has fallen armpits or a member of his family does. It appears the party has long since managed to purge anyone with the empathy and compassion to be bothered by a problem that doesn't affect him or his constituency. Now it's Chris Christie (joined by selective antiterrorist Peter King) who has noticed that the Republican leadership is as callous about storm victims in New Jersey as it is about suffering people everywhere else. The Guv is simply shocked, and the Very Serious People have once again decided they have their very own Nice Republican so they don't have to be (oh, ick) partisan. Charles P. Pierce discusses.