Christie the hero

Chris Christie’s popularity among conservatives has risen even higher in the aftermath of a video last Friday that was originally headlined along the lines of Christie putting a liberal reporter in his place. Sure, that caught the attention of the right.

The reality was quite different. In truth, the governor simply answered a question about his demeanor in dealing with the Legislature. The governor gave a very good and candid answer. This was the governor speaking honestly, as he most often does. He really was not putting anyone in their place.  And there was nothing personal in his reply. But, you know, politics, is what it is.

What is more important for the governor in the long run, or actually, the short run,  is working with the Legislature. Accolades from the Wall Street Journal are not going to help the governor get his program through the Democratic Legislature.  He will have to compromise a bit for that to happen.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

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