I never thought I would say this but – Chris Christie is getting boring.
I’ve had many reactions to Christie’s two year reign of error, but this is a new one. He just… isn’t that interesting anymore.
Let’s look at a few examples:
•Another freakin’ town hall meeting. Alright, we get it – you love showing up random places in New Jersey, only telling your friends that you are coming, doing it during the day when most people are working. And yelling about how you want the Democrats to pass some irrelevant bill about giving your cronies more jobs and calling it tax reform. And chewing out people who disagree with you. Whatever.
•Trips out of state. I like to go out of state too. But not that often, and at the end of the day this is where I want to live. You kind of get the feeling that Christie would rather be somewhere else. What makes it even more boring? Most of his trips now have to do with uber-boring candidate Mitt Romney. What would make it more interesting? If he would start illegally using the state helicopter again and try to gun it and see if it would make it to Iowa.
•Boring catch phrases. Earlier in the year it was “the new normal.” That seemed kind of clever. But now it’s like every week some Karl Rove junior employee is coming up with a new one. Or two. This week it’s “upping our game.” OOOOH… that’s a zinger! And he even repeated a boring catch phrase of President Obama’s, “meet the moment,” and tried to make it his own. Has someone been hanging around Mitt Romney too much?
I guess I’d rather have boring and ineffective than dramatic and getting the Legislature to pass crappy bills. And perhaps that’s part of what’s going on – he’s realized, after spectacularly failing to gain legislative ground in the November elections despite his claim that he would “make history”, that he’s hit a wall here and would rather be somewhere else, like Iowa. Still, you would at least think he wouldn’t be so… well… boring.