Ed Schultz caught up with the continuing questions about how he governs following his decision to spend go on vacation in Florida during last week’s blizzard, while he knew LG Kim Guadagno was unavailable on vacation in Mexico with her ailing father. That it’s national news now, international even, owes to the fact Christie’s head-banging, short-tempered, pugilistic rise was chronicled around the world. His slip from grace, if that’s what this is, is every bit as compelling. Try not to watch a train wreck.
One of the most damning pieces of information over the last couple days was Sen. Steve Sweeney, who Christie owes big, revealing he didn’t hear from Christie at all during the blizzard. After Christie said they talked. That’s reason enough to compel NJ Democratic legislators to launch an investigation of what really happened over those days Christie was away, says PCCC founder Adam Green in the video below. PCCC is Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which hosted a Where’s Christie? website this week.
Watching Christie’s finely-honed, brute-force message discipline frag all over the place since the snow, also merits a second look at some of the incidents, well stage-managed for Christie’s “YouTube Moments Team”, where the govenor’s bluster dominated. One of the earliest, best known of these was Christie’s confrontational conversation with Flemington teacher Marie Corfield at a Christie “Town Hall” in Hunterdon in September. Corfield was also on Ed’s show, reminding him that for governors, the needs of the many should outweigh the needs of the few.
Schultz didn’t ask Marie some of the questions I think she’d have wanted him to ask; much of what Ed wanted to know was about Christie’s personality. But we’re glad for the coverage from him of this; he’s right that this side of Christie deserves national scrutiny. The Ed Show:
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