Glenn Reynolds at USA Today compares the Federal, State & Local Government’s response to Superstorm Sandy to the Government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Well worth a read. BIGGER Government is always SLOWER Government.
Exit question: How do you think the local Government here in Alexandria, Virginia would respond to a similar situation?
The post tile refers to Seinfeld’s arch enemy Newman in the TV show Seinfeld. This is a hilarious video spoof by Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker for the New Jersey Press Association Legislative Correspondents Club Show and an excellent example of two politicians from different political ideologies coming together.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker come from opposite sides of the political spectrum but have worked together on political causes such as education of inner city kids. Now they have gotten get together for a video spoof shown at the New Jersey Press Association Legislative Correspondents Dinner.
In the video, Christie’s staff says they have to “up their game” to add some excitement to the governor’s image. Christie says he’s known for his town hall meetings which he complains are pretty dull and no one really covers.
So Christie decides he needs to be a political super hero like Corey Booker, who is known for his “hands on” style of mayoring including shoveling snow in Newark and even saving a neighbor’s life from a burning building.
While Christie was accused of falling asleep at a Bruce Springsteen concert (which he vehemently denies), it’s Cory to the rescue when Springsteen forgets his ax.
Even falling babies are no problem for the Super-Mayor, complete with a Tim Tebow pose. But finally, it’s the fictional call from Mitt Romney, intercepted by Booker, but spiked by the Guv.
No doubt the new video will again fan the rumors about Christie running for vice president.
Governor Chris Christie gives remarks about accountability while at a Town Hall Meeting in Perth Amboy, N.J. on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. He tells the audience why he ran for Governor and explains to the audience that the day of reckoning is here:
If you’re Christie, what’s the lure of winning the presidency in two years only to end up locked in a stalemate with a reluctant Congress over reforming social security? Granted, he’s up against an entrenched legislature in Jersey too, but freezing teachers’ pay for a year is one thing and getting the country to sign on to revamping Medicare is quite another. Plus, why challenge a Democratic incumbent when you can wait until 2016 (assuming Obama’s reelected) and face an open field?
Having just returned from a one day trip to New Jersey, it’s easy to see why Chris Christie beat out Jon Corzine. From my last trip up there about four years ago to yesterday, I saw poorer roads, and many cases of poor financial mismanagement from the state of New Jersey.