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Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:38 AM
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Star-Ledger Editors: Christie's bully act getting old
Christie's bully act getting old
Published: Tuesday, December 07, 2010, 6:00 AM

Two years ago, when Chris Christie announced he was running for governor, he dismissed questions about his days as the Godzilla freeholder when he breathed fire on almost every issue, insulted Morris County colleagues and needlessly stomped on countless toes. Tossed out after one term, Christie assured us he had learned his lesson. He was a different man.

Who wouldnt be? he said. If youre not a different person 12 years later than when I began my last political campaign, youve got problems. He added: Im more mature.

Nearly a year after he was elected, we wonder: Wheres the maturity?

The latest display of contempt for anyone who disagrees with him was on display at a town hall meeting Friday in Parsippany.
Keith Chaudruc, of Madison, asked the governor how he could sign off on a tax cut for the rich while lunch-pail stiffs were hit with painful increases like transit fare hikes. After some give and take, Christie invited Chaudruc to the stage for a conversation.

Chaudruc, reluctant to be part of another Christie YouTube moment, was escorted to the stage by a state trooper. Chaudruc never got another word in. Twice Chaudrucs size, Christie crowded his personal space, raised his voice and lectured him on economics with a wagging finger. Each time Chaudruc tried to make a point, Christie cut him off.

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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:42 AM
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1. This is the asshole my fellow New Jerseyans put in office...
And so far he has been a disaster. He incompetently lost $400 million in Federal funds for education while attacking our teachers for incompetence. He saved money on the tunnel to New York and is now paying ultra expensive fees to a DC law firm to try to recover the $271 million he lost on that contract. What's next?
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prodigals0n Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 01:59 PM
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2. Judging by Christie's performance and behavior as a U.S. attorney
It's even more difficult to believe any state would elect this morbidly obese incompetent corrupt goon. But New Jersey did. And now we're paying for it dearly.

I always considered New Jersey one of the sharpest states. I've reconsidered since the last election.
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husky92 Donating Member (130 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 09:10 PM
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3. Now Look What They Got...A Bully!
New Jersey residents got what they wanted...a bully for Governor. Are these people stupid enough to vote for someone like this jackass who has done nothing but bully people and act like a complete idiot. That's the best they can do picking someone like this because he said all the right things. People never learn. Now it comes back to bite them in the ass. All these people who went running to the Republican side because of the economy will learn the facts of life now. Be careful what you wish for. He's itching for a fight with teachers and the union like all Republicans who despise unions because they favor the Democrats. Probably because Democrats help them instead of management like the Republicans do. Screw the little guy, that's the Republican mantra. It's happening now on a national scale and people are going to be sorry.
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UPR530 Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 12:44 PM
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4. I agree
I can't wait till we vote him out of office in 2013.
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Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 12:33 AM
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5. I would love to see him debate Joe Biden.
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