Here’s the latest chapter in the ongoing farce that is the Christie Town Halls, courtesy of Darcie Cimarusti at the blog Mother Crusader:
An Asbury Park Press reporter detailed a heated exchange between Governor Christie and one of those four vocal residents, Alan Erlich of Cherry Hill about the Governor’s relationship to Kahn:
But after Erlich charged the charter school’s approval was a favor for a Christie supporter, the governor denied the claim.
“Who are you talking about?” asked Christie, who went on to say he does not know Amir Khan, a pastor who is organizing the school at a church complex in the Ashland area. “I haven’t given one friend a charter school.”
The exchange is already memorialized on YouTube, like so many other clashes between Christie and audience members.
What may make this one particularly interesting is that just after Governor Christie says he doesn’t know who Amir Khan is, the camera pans back, and who is sitting behind Governor Christie on the dais? Amir Khan. Sitting right underneath the “Jersey Comeback” banner. Here is a still:
Click through to read the entire post. It’s a great catch by Cimarusti, but let’s be honest: you’re not surprised.
This weekend, I’ll deal with the other rest of Christie’s mendacity at this photo op.
UPDATE: It appears that Pastor Khan is a bit of a bigot:
Your tax dollars at work. Everyone OK with this?