Saturday, October 31, 2009

There's no place like . . . Trenton?

In a recent interview with The New York Times Chris Christie now says he cannot fully restore property tax rebates as he previously said he would. Referring to looming deficits, he added, “It’s not like I can click my heels and say, ‘Make the bad stuff go away.’ ”

Why not? All he has to do is dress up like "Dorothy" in the "Wizard Of Oz", click his heels and say to himself . . .

Lonegan endorses Christie at pre-election rally

Perfect together.


Happy Halloween from New Jersey's worst nightmare!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Christie loses student vote

The state’s mock student election has correctly predicted the outcome of the last two gubernatorial races. And today, Gov. Jon Corzine won re-election by a vote of New Jersey’s students. In response to the bad news Christie campaign spokeswoman Maria Comella said: "I'll let Corzine claim victory for winning the students. We're confident we'll be successful on election day on Nov. 3."

I'd rather claim victory for winning over New Jersey's students than pander to a small but noisy group of raving townhallers and teabaggers.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Christie declares he's "fat"

Chris Christie declared that he will be “a big fat winner” on Election Day in an interview on Don Imus’s New York-based radio show in which the former U.S. Attorney repeatedly mentioned his weight. Imus later joked that even though many of New Jersey voters are overweight, Christie should be setting a better example.

“I am setting an example Don,” Christie responded. “We have to spur our economy. Dunkin Donuts, International House of Pancakes, those people need to work too.”

So do the folks at Weight-Watchers.

Christie campaigns this Saturday at a Morris County diner

This will be the most dangerous spot to be in when "Morriscounty Fats" is there.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Time to "check in" with Steve

Chris Christie was in Toms River to launch his final week, 21-county tour in the heart of Republican Ocean County. To the question of whether he intends to campaign in the final days with movement conservative Steve Lonegan, whom he defeated in the Republican Primary, Christie said, "I called Steve yesterday to check in with him."

Is Steve Lonegan his probation officer or what?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Trick-or-treat; it's Chris Christie!!

The Associated Press reports Chris Christie's campaign announced he will ride a bus to all 21 New Jersey counties between Wednesday and Election Day Nov. 3. According to the announcement, "The only break in the schedule is Saturday evening so Christie can join his family for some Halloween trick-or-treating."

I hope his neighbors aren't the sort to keep their door closed and put candy out for people to help themselves.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Christie's file for US Attorney applicants

According to a report on, days before announcing his resignation as a federal prosecutor, Chris Christie agreed to hire the son of his friend and campaign contributor, Herbert J. Stern, as an assistant U.S. attorney. The move sparked public criticism from Democrats, who accused Christie of using his post as New Jersey’s top federal law enforcement official for patronage. But interviews last week showed it also drew private concern from prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark. Christie hired Samuel Stern over objections from nearly every assistant U.S. attorney who interviewed him, according to three federal law enforcement officials with knowledge of the hiring process.
Christie declined to be interviewed. In a statement, he defended hiring Stern.

“Sam Stern has a stellar educational background and an excellent record as an assistant county prosecutor. I am confident he will be a dedicated and outstanding assistant U.S. attorney,” Christie said.

At least Sam Stern is better qualified than Christie, who had no prosecutorial experience when he was appointed US Attorney. Of course the hundreds of thousands of dollars the Christie brothers raised for George Bush and the GOP didn't hurt his chances either.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Chris Christie never slept here

In his comments to the Asbury Park Press editorial board, Chris Christie responded to an Associated Press story, based on a release from the Corzine campaign, that Christie occasionally billed taxpayers more than $400 a night for stays in luxury hotels and exceeded the government's hotel allowance on 14 of 16 business trips in 2008.

Christie said he always attempted to find a hotel room set aside at the government rate. But sometimes those rooms were taken, and taxpayers ended up paying $3, $8 or sometimes as much as $200 more a night. "There are only a few hotel rooms in each hotel that are reserved for government rate,'' Christie said. "If you got them, you got them. If you didn't, you didn't. I wouldn't have slept in the park.''

I guess he never heard of "Holiday Inn Express".

Monday, October 12, 2009

Christie sets the table

In an interview with the Star-Ledger Chris Christie was asked about reducing the state's budget. "I’m going to be working with the Legislature," he said. "We’re going to have to work together to solve these problems, and they need to understand that tax increases won’t be a part of it. Everything needs to be on the table for discussion."

That must be some table. I wonder if that includes unlimited salad bar and dessert.

Christie wants Corzine's candy

In an interview with the Star-Ledger Chris Christie was asked about funding the state's pension plan. "The governor has lost $16 billion since he’s been in charge," he said.. "We need to go back to more professional management and not just giving the money out to his Wall Street buddies like candy on Halloween."

I'm sure Christie would love to get his hands on some of that candy.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Christie in a crisis

At a speech to the New Jersey’s Builders Association Chris Christie was still dodging the details of his plan to cut taxes and spending. It’s the big-picture philosophy that counts, he said. “In the end, when you’re governor you can never anticipate every problem that’s going to come across your desk,” he said. “That’s why understanding how a governor will philosophically approach the job is so very important. Because then when a problem comes up you’ll probably be able to guess what the governor’s response will be.”

It's easy to guess what Christie's response will be in a crisis. Look dumb, act stupid, and then order an oversized double-stuffed pizza, a dozen cannolis and an extra-large chocolate milk shake.

Hugs and kisses from Chris Christie

Chris Christie found a friendly audience in the New Jersey Builders Association, which gave him a standing ovation at the end of his speech. During the speech, the loudest applause came when Christie pledged to freeze new state regulations for 90 days after taking office and launch a review to eliminate "onerous and useless" regulations on businesses. "Business needs to be encouraged," he said. "Business needs to be hugged and loved."

I'd rather be regulated by Jon Corzine than hugged by Chris Christie.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Can Christie add and subtract poll numbers?

Chris Christie's campaign manager Bill Septien issued the following statement in response to Christie's declining poll numbers:

“Poll after poll has found that over half of New Jerseyans are sick and tired of Jon Corzine’s high taxes, irresponsible spending and job killing policies. While Jon Corzine has out spent us by millions with his own Wall Street money with nasty, negative advertising for months, he has little to show for it because no amount of mudslinging will erase the fact that struggling families pay the highest taxes, not to mention highest property taxes in the country. New Jerseyans know Jon Corzine will keep raising taxes which is why they know its time for a change.”

Right. Change to a guy who admits he can't do math.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Just one more cannoli for the road

A new TV commercial for Corzine blasts Christie for, among other things, getting off without a ticket after causing an accident that injured a motorcyclist. In a speech to the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce last week, Christie made light of it, suggesting that it's only his driving record that's under scrutiny. He said that he has a driver now.

"I'm not on the road anymore," he joked as the crowd laughed, "so everybody should feel fine."

And if he loses car insurance premiums will go up even faster than cannoli prices in Morris County.

He wants pie-in-the sky (and jelly donuts too)

Chris Christie says his plan to cut taxes is specific right now, as it is, and does not require fine-tuning or what would amount to an 11th-hour overhaul in the face of a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, which shows Christie's lead shrinking to four points over incumbent Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine.

"I've laid out what I've laid out," Christie told reporters. "Jon Corzine and (independent candidate) Chris Daggett want to raise your taxes. I won't. I want to decrease spending and decrease taxes."

He also wants to lose weight.

Christie fights "Corruption"

Chris Christie, who was asked how he would close a projected $8 billion budget deficit and keep campaign pledges to cut taxes and boost spending on rebates and other programs, didn't offer a specific response. He instead said the other candidates would raise taxes and that the state would have spent and taxed $35 billion less in the previous eight years if spending growth was kept to the rate of inflation.

"People tell you all the time you can't do this, the same way they told me that I couldn't fight corruption when I was U.S. Attorney,'' Christie said of balancing the budget.

I'd like to see Christie put on the tights and fight "Corruption" in a no-holds-barred smackdown.
He'd probably do just as well as fighting "Obesity".