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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Chris Christie Gets Nasty With Voter

Not a surprise from the same man who wanted the press to take a baseball bat to an elderly lady:

TEANECK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — “It’s none of your business.”

Those five words from Gov. Chris Christie over his children’s education have New Jersey voters in a tizzy, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

He seems to revel in being the Billy Goat Gruff of New Jersey, but a particularly bombastic response by Gov. Christie on Thursday night to a parent on a public television show isn’t sitting well with local residents.

A mom named “Gail” started the ball rolling.

“You don’t send your children to public schools. You send them to private schools, so I was wondering why you think it’s fair to be cutting funding to public schools?” the woman asked.

It was a question Christie has gotten before, but this time it seemed to have gotten under his skin.

“Hey Gail, you know what, first of all it’s none of your business. I don’t ask you where you send your kids to school. Don’t bother me where I send mine,” the governor responded.

Kramer took video clip of the exchange to Teaneck where voters watched, listened and were appalled at the language coming out of the governor’s mouth.

“I’d put him into time-out for language,” Forrestine Sims said.

Christie certainly has his reasons for sending his kids to private school.

“We’ve decided as parents that we believe a religious education should be part of our kids’ everyday education,” Christie said.

But voters just didn’t like his tone and his explanation.

Christie spokesman Mike Drewniak said the governor was “was just being honest with the caller in what he believes is a personal and private decision on where his children attend school.”

Christie has been unrepentant about his style. He once told a room full of people he wasn’t elected to run a charm school.

The New Jersey Education Association said it has no problem with the governor sending his kids to private schools. It just would have liked for him to answer the question.

The hypocrisy of this creep knows no bounds.

Like the NJEA, I have no problem if Christie wants to send his kids to private school, Catholic school, Yeshiva school or a Madrassa.

What I do have a problem with is his gutlessness.

He needs to own up to where he sends his kids to school.

Just like so many of the other ed deformers - from Obama to Gates to Bloomberg to Duncan to Klein to Cathie Black - Christie sends his kids to private school.

So of course he doesn't give a shit about the budget cuts to public school.

Again, this is fine.

He just needs to own up to it.


  1. Christie is a fat steak-eating lout. He could have answered the caller's question civilly by saying that he wanted his children to get a religious education. That answer would probably have been sufficient enough to achieve what was his real goal, which was to pander to the wack-job religious right. But that wasn't good enough for this guy. You wanted him New Jersey, you got him! How do people actually vote for these creeps? Much of the electorate has to be bereft of any common sense or perception.

  2. Some of the people who voted for him are the union members getting screwed by his policies.

    I voted for Corzine, btw.

  3. That's what's so amazing - that people vote against their interests the way they do. By the way, just for the record, when I wrote my comment, I didn't know you were from NJ, and never thought for a second that you voted for him. From reading your excellent blog, I know you would never be duped.

  4. When I started this blog, I was living in NYC. I have been working in NYC for ten years as a teacher. So I think many readers think I live in NYC. But even though I don't do too much on Jersey, I do, indeed, live in Jersey.

    I really liked Corzine. I might have been the only one, but I happily voted for him. I thought he was pretty fair to teachers and schools and even unionized workers (though taking away the day after Thanksgiving as a holiday was shitty.) Of course, in comparison to Christie, Corzine was Eugene Debs!

  5. We could use a Eugene Debs right now!