Those of you who think that Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) is somehow different than the current crop of Republicans and that you could even see yourself voting for him in the presidential primaries because, well, he’s not Ted Cruz or Rand Paul: here’s a reminder again of the fact that he’s a bully and an ass.
Today at the Rutgers game, where press coverage says Governor Christie was crowded by cheering supporters, a teacher dared to ask him why he characterizes our public schools as failing.
His body language and pointing finger tell us all we really need to know about his response. According to the teacher, his words were harsh, irate and incredibly disrepectful.
According to Jersey Jazzman, teacher Melissa Tomlinson approached the governor at a campaign stop and asked him about his treatment of public schools.
I went to listen to him speak. I stood in the front of the crowd that was standing towards the back. I know he caught sight of me. He stared at me a few times during his speech. I left right as his speech was over to position myself right at the door of the bus. He came out, shaking everyone’s hands as he was getting on the bus. I asked him my question, expecting him to ignore me but he suddenly turned and went off.
I asked him: “Why do you portray our schools as failure factories?” His reply: “Because they are!” He said: “I am tired of you people. What do you want?”
And yet people keep talking about Mr. Christie as being a “moderate” and “willing to work” with Democrats. It’s all relative: compared to some of the people in the GOP today, he is the soul of tact and decorum. But if you’re going to run for president of the whole country, you can’t come off like Tony Soprano with gallstones when a constituent challenges you, okay? Badabing.