Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Very Odd Politician: Gov. Chris Christie

Every once in a great while, something happens that is so mind boggling, so unheard of, that the brain has trouble processing it.  What could possibly be more mind blowing than a politician who does exactly what he said he would do during his campaign:

A concise must read in the Journal today - stemming from a meeting between Christie and their editorial board. Christie's office interaction with the union chief is enough to warm your cold, black little Right-leaning heart. His focus on what's termed NJ's regulatory morass is key for a NJ resurgence. Christie claims he wants to prove to like minded politicians that if you stand up to the usual special interests they can and must be beaten for the good of the state. Read it, I doubt you'll be disappointed.

'I said all during the campaign last year that I was going to govern as if I was a one-termer," explains New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on a visit this week to the Journal's editorial board. "And everybody felt that it was just stuff you say during a campaign to sound good. I think after the first 12 weeks, given the stuff I've done, they figure: 'He's just crazy enough to do it.'"
Well, that's not how it is supposed to work.  Politicians get elected by running around their state, or country, promising everyone raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.  They stay elected by screwing over their constituents and kissing the over ample asses of every union boss as far as the eye can see.  Sure, their states end up like New Jersey, California, Michigan and countless others, but hey, at least the politician and his cronies still have a job.

Oddly, Christie has a new way of doing things.  He didn't blow smoke up anyone's tailpipe while he was running for office and now that he is in, he isn't kissing anybody's ass.  Best of all, Cristie's way seems to be working for the people of New Jersey.  Good for him.  Let's hope the trend catches on.

Read the rest.


RightKlik said...

We need a POTUS like this

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I love this post, and I'm really in total admiration of Christie. Let's hope it lasts, and I agree with RK, we very much need a POTUS like this.