Sure, we don’t agree on everything– there are a few issues that Chris Christie is squishy on that I take exception to.
However, when it comes to bull-dog politics Governor Christie looks it in the eye and tackles it head on, and that, ladies and gentlemen, makes me fall head over heels in political love!
In this clip, Christie has to explain why New Jersey misses out on $400 million dollars in funding. In a 1000 page application, there was a one page clerical mistake, made by somebody on Christie’s staff that resulted in the loss of 5 points, putting them behind Ohio and causing them to lose the funding. This mistake was simply presenting the 2010 numbers verses the 2008-2009 numbers that was needed and note, he does take full responsibility for that mistake. However, it could have been corrected immediately had someone in the Department of Education bothered to pick up the phone and alert Christie’s office- which they did not.
To that he says, “That’s the stuff that drives people nuts about government! And that’s the stuff that the Obama Administration should answer for, you know! Are you guys just down there checking boxes like mindless drones, or are you thinking!?.. And when the President comes back to New Jersey, he’s going to have to explain to the people of the state of New Jersey why he is depriving them of 400 million dollars that this application earned them because one of his bureaucrats in Washington couldn’t pick up the phone and ask a question, couldn’t go onto the internet and find the information, or wouldn’t accept the verbal representation from Commissioner Schuler!”
And these same bureaucrats will soon be in charge of our healthcare.