GOP Crazy Tea Party Favorite Cost New Jersey $400 million dollars. How? Christie's Tea Party Tea Leaves: $400 million dollars loss 4 NJ Basic reading and comprehension. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/nyregion/26njrace.html The state was drenched in recriminations on Wednesday as Gov. Chris Christie said a clerical error by a midlevel official had caused the state to lose out on $400 million in federal school reform money — an error that caused its Race to the Top grant application to fall short of the 10-member winner’s circle by just three points. The mistake, reported Tuesday by The Star-Ledger of Newark, resulted from a failure to correctly read a straight-forward question worth not quite 5 of the competition’s 500 points. --- This nitwit is being held up as a great candidate for President in 2012. He can't even run a state without costing it money because of a lack of reading and comprehension skills.