September 30, 2011 |
Straight-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a portly guy -- and has spoken publicly in the past about his struggles with the scale. Now that he might be a contender for Republican nominee for president, other people are speaking publicly about his weight, too, and what impact it might have on his electability next November. Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson wrote that the governor needed to lose weight for his (and the country's) health . Others complained that an inability to lose weight was a sort of failure of character . Still others rushed to the would-be candidate's defense, writing that fretting over Christie's weight had more to do with prejudice than with real concerns about politics.
September 29, 2011 |
If some conservatives believe Rick Perry is soft on illegal immigration, what would they make of Chris Christie's statement three years ago asserting that undocumented immigrants aren't criminals? In 2008, when Christie was the U.S. attorney in New Jersey, he told a church forum that “being in this country without proper documentation is not a crime.” Christie, who was appointed to that position by President George W. Bush, went on to say that an immigrant lacking documents is a civil wrong.
August 29, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. -- Ann Romney's personal testimonial on behalf of her husband at the Republican convention Tuesday “freed me up” to make a broader case against Democrats, Chris Christie said Wednesday. The New Jersey governor reflected on his keynote address at a breakfast hosted by the New Hampshire and Pennsylvania delegations, and seemed aware of chatter that his remarks were disproportionately focused on his own record and not the candidate his party had nominated just hours earlier.
January 11, 2014
Re "Emails link Christie aide to scandal," Jan. 8 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denies direct responsibility for the retaliatory traffic jam in Fort Lee, whose mayor refused to endorse the governor for reelection. Christie may say the traffic tie-up was the action of rogue staff, but he must accept responsibility for presiding over a moral swamp in which such a vicious scheme would even be considered. The GOP's dirty tricks go back to Richard Nixon. The catalog of uncivil Republican actions demonstrates a lack of consideration for the interests of the American people: holding up important nominations, shutting down the government, threatening to default on the debt and doing everything possible to undermine healthcare reform (and having the chutzpah to complain about its implementation)
January 13, 2014 |
If Chris Christie's insistence that he didn't order his aides to snarl traffic on the George Washington Bridge sounds familiar, it should. Think Shakespeare. More specifically, think "Richard II. " Reading the emails sent by Christie's aides and appointees, I couldn't help but think about the scene in which Sir Pierce of Exton has a conversation with an unnamed servant. They've both heard King Henry IV express what sounds like a wish to have the imprisoned former king, Richard, executed.
January 17, 2014 |
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the man of the hour thanks to his administation's alleged involvement in a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge in September. You might think that aside from his news conferences, the only place Christie should be appearing these days is on serious news programs, not late-night TV. Yet, somehow, "Late Show" host David Letterman claimed to have Christie himself (a one-time guest) on the phone on Thursday night. And yes, at first, it sounded like Letterman did indeed have the embattled governor on the horn.