I lived in NYC when Giuliani was mayor, and one thing that struck me was that on the first day – almost immediately after he was sworn in – the really annoying squeegee guys that harassed every car coming out of the Lincoln Tunnel were gone. And stayed gone.

Governor Christie has many “quality of life” improvements that he can make on his first days in office. My advice: pick a couple of highly visible and low-cost options and go with them.

People will notice stuff like that and even remember it 15 years from now.

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