That was delicious! More!Posted by Jewel at May 14, 2010 12:24 AM
Dear Lord, an honest man. The NJ press must be reeling.
W.C. Fields's aphorism to one side, you can't predict an honest man, either. He'll go where he pleases, do what he thinks is right -- and be damned to anyone who dislikes it. New Jersey's reporters, flacksters, and mouthpieces will have to watch closely.
If only we could get such as Christie elected to high office in New York -- or nationally!Posted by Francis W. Porretto at May 14, 2010 1:25 AM
A lot of us were really worried that this guy was just going to be another Corzine/McGreevy/Whitman wimp and spendthrift. I almost considered voting for the third party candidate because I just did not believe that he was going to do anything about our fiscal mess here in Jersey.
I am so relieved that he has proven himself to be THE man to take on the unions, the corruption, the political patronage and asinine judiciary to start turning this state around. He may be making a lot of enemies right now, but he's also making a lot of friends and saving this state from a California style insolvency. Granted, the NJ Governor is probably the most powerful governor in the state, but he at least knows how to use that right.
A breath of fresh air, indeed!Posted by Daniel at May 14, 2010 4:23 AM
My God, this is wonderful. I've watched it several times since yesterday, and it just keeps getting better.
Christie nails it with that crack about "process." Any man who's been manipulated into marriage counseling will feel an instant recognition of the argument "I don't want to respond to what you're saying because I want to talk about how you're saying it."
Gorgeous.Posted by Rob De Witt at May 14, 2010 8:55 AM
"Makes you want to move to New Jersey just to campaign and vote for this man."
Amen. Or, better yet, stay right where I am and vote for him in 2012. I find it immensely comforting to know that we still have citizens like Christie--people of clarity, integrity and determination. The fact that he was actually elected--in New Jersey, no less--is proof to me that better things are coming.Posted by BAP at May 14, 2010 9:48 AM
He's the Terminator that the phony on the Left Coast turned out NOT to be. Can he be cloned to tame Mexifornia?Posted by Don Rodrigo at May 14, 2010 10:04 AM
What a refreshing change from the STATIST QUO!Posted by WWWebb at May 14, 2010 10:14 AM
Sniff...sniff.../tears in my eyes
That is the most beautiful speech by a politician in my lifetime since Reagan. Ahh. Loved it.Posted by Western Chauvinist at May 14, 2010 12:08 PM
Fantastic. It's as enjoyable as watching Susan Boyle turn smirking jerks into embarrassed applauders.
I'm almost ready to get on board for Christie for President 2012.Posted by ELC at May 14, 2010 6:43 PM
He had me at "Hello"!Posted by newton at May 14, 2010 9:10 PM
A national campaign for this man has nothing more to do than distribute this video. Beautiful.
A honest man can speak this way. Why don't we hear this kind of straight talk more from our political class? Must have something to do with that "escape hatch."
I can almost hear the lady in the harbor singing these words now:
"Although he may not be the man some
Girls think of as handsome
To my heart he carries the key
Wont you tell him please to put on some speed
Follow my lead, oh, how I need
Someone to watch over me."
Tough Gove.Posted by Webutante at May 15, 2010 10:00 AM
Finally a leader instead of a politician. Always admire someone with backbone. Let your yes be yes and your no be no.Posted by m at May 15, 2010 10:24 PM
Rock on Gov. Christie!
I'd love to have seen the expressions on the faces of the peanut gallery.Posted by monkeyfan at May 16, 2010 2:57 PM
The expressions on the faces of the people behind him (or at least that one guy to his right) are priceless enough for me.Posted by WWWebb at May 17, 2010 12:12 PM