The gov's ready for a fight

You do not expect a politician to ever say he was naive, but Chris Christie admitted that he was a bit naive during a town hall meeting today in Parsippany.

The governor said he really did not expect elected school board members to circumvent a pending state cap on superintendents’ pay by giving supers new contracts in advance of the cap taking effect. 

Christie can be excused for not realizing that something has happened to school boards in the last 20 years and it is not good. Rather than be advocates for the entire community, many members seem to think their mission is to support whatever their administration wants.  And that is what is happening here.

Christie shows no signs of backing down… Regarding the school board community,  he said, “If they want a fight, they”ve got one.”


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.

2 Responses to The gov's ready for a fight

  1. daily crap says:

    I’m putting my money on Christie.

  2. Maureen Castriotta says:

    Attaboy, Governor…I’m with you all the way…let’s give the school yard bullies all we’ve got!

    Maureen Castriotta,
    Roxbury school board speaking on my own behalf and not that of the Roxbury school board

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