Christie’s penchant for bullying, especially with respect to the represented workforce, show that the governor is unquestionably lazy. Otherwise, why would he refuse to negotiate instead of pontificate? Why would he cancel a much-needed tunnel project outright instead of sitting down, rolling up his sleeves, and working to come to a better solution?
Rather than do the hard work of governing New Jersey, Christie prefers to hobnob with the Republican Tea Party glitterati and grace the viewers of Fox “News.”
This weekend, he raised the sleaze another notch by spending the entire day Sunday working as the shadow twelfth member of the Legislative Redistricting Commission, either because he wants to bully the independent Dr. Rosenthal into seeing things the Republican way or because he doesn’t trust his hand-picked co-chair Jay Webber to bully the Democratic commissioners.
Governor Christie makes good television and YouTube sound bites. His popularity is on the rise because he comes across as sincere and tough at the same time – something that has been missing in American politics. Compared to the rest of the Republican presidential field, he even presents a modicum of sanity. But none of these qualities indicate that he is a good governor. It’s time that he drop his extra-curricular activities, embrace transparency, and start serving all the people of New Jersey, not just his cronies.