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Clearly, Jon corzine(D), the democrat crook, was a better New Jersey Governor.Paul Krugman ecconomics all the way, baby.
"I'm not the prom king." ding! Obama is the prom king! Just ask hollywood and the pro-democrat magazine Vanity Fair. *swoon*
Self-congratulatory politicians (or anyone, actually) are a turn-off.
"I'm not going to ban fracking in a state where nobody wants to frack!".lol.
It's his style, and so what?And a lot of the time he is on target.
The man seriously needs a bigger (and better) selection of ties. That orange-and-yellow diagonal-striped thing is particularly hideous.
Christie is a top-notch stand-up impromptu speaker. There aren't many politicians like him.Can you imagine if Christie was President? We'd get press conferences every week. He loves mixing it up!
Is the one where it looks like he's in a witness box not really that? Is that something in the State House?
The leftist media doesn't set the agenda, would be his point.
Straight talk. OMG. Can't have that!!!
A far cry from the weasel-wordsmiths in Obama's administration.(And speaking of weasels, has anyone heard hide or hair of Axelrod since his Boston debacle?)
Christie would make a good VP pick for Romney, if Obama's VP was a good debater with a quick wit, like, say, James Carville.But Obama's VP is a slow-witted buffoon. So nominating Christie would be like taking a 0.460 Weatherby to go squirrel hunting: You'd just wake the neighbors, and maybe kill one of their cows with a ricochet.Let's see a YouTube compilation of the greatest hits of Paul Ryan or Mitch Daniels. That would be more topical.
Christie is all hat no cattle...or very small herd.Has he taken on the sweet government worker deals that have brought New Jersey to its knees? A little nibbling around the edges and that's it. Then he makes crowd pleasing comments. Smart pol. But no savior.
If you understand Jersey you get him, otherwise you may not.
My option, "He just lays it on the line", wasn't there.I was expecting more Joisey, but not bad.We could use a few more like him and Allen West and Scott Walker.Hell, we could use at least 586 more like him.
Christie is all hat no cattle...or very small herd.Has he taken on the sweet government worker deals that have brought New Jersey to its knees? A little nibbling around the edges and that's it. Then he makes crowd pleasing comments. Smart pol. But no savior. Agreed, he’s just like Ronald Reagan in that regard.
I would LOVE to see him flop positions like a ballerina!Playing Twister would be great too.P.S. My autospeller wanted to say "bacteria" instead of "ballerina." LOL.
Hell, we could use at least 586 more like him.I'm not sure the structure of the US Capitol Building is rated for that kind of load.
As a large man, I'm allowed to make fat jokes, by the way.
After Corzine (the MF Global ex governor whose name sounds like a drug), Christie delivered three consecutive surplus budgets. That's not nothing.Yeah, the wealthiest teachers in the nation had to pay something toward their health plans -- like most other Americans who have health plans. Boo hoo for them.
That's "circumferentially challenged" to you, Palladian.
I'm surprised the video didn't have Christie's greatest one-liner: "Then you don't have to do it."
Agreed, he’s just like Ronald Reagan in that regard.Hey! He did get two witnesses to agree that he didn't fall asleep.
"There is no magic wand and you can't have everything". If only more pols had the balls and honesty to say that.
Let's see a YouTube compilation of the greatest hits of Paul RyanThe only line Paul Ryan has is "I vant to drink your blood!"
I found Paul Ryan on youtube .
I didn't vote because I'm not in a setting where I can watch the video, but I'm guessing I'd take choice B.But if we're going to criticize him for being tactless and self-promoting, let's keep in mind that he is a politician representing New Jersey. If he were a nun from Minnesota, "tactless" and "self-promoting" would be jarring characteristics, but if we grade on a curve...
He is perfect for New Jersey. In another state he probably would not work as well.As VP ? I don't know.
Palladian said...As a large man, I'm allowed to make fat jokes, by the way.You should be allowed to make fat jokes, regardless.And black jokes.And Hispanic jokes.And heterosexual jokes.
I hadn't heard the fracking stuff before. Very funny. :)
As a large man, I'm allowed to make fat jokes, by the way.Does Christie call himself large, or fat?
A far cry from the weasel-wordsmiths in Obama's administration.Uh, uh, umm, uh......
Does Christie call himself large, or fat?Both, I would think.
4th (and better) Choice:"The people who oppose Christie are pussies, and are too easily offended by him, so he's going to offend them so more by showing how easily offended they are. Pussies"
What The Frack?Christie needs to do a Late Night comedy show. But his humor is not what southerners relate to well. He is like a Dom DeLuise from New York with a great personality, but the inside jokes don't make sense to us.
FYI, this needs the "civility bullshit" tag.
"Ryan Munster!" Thanks, garage.
Christie would not be a good VP because he's a funnier, more entertaining Romney. He wouldn't provide any balance to reassure conservatives who don't trust Romney.I don't like the compilation because his best lines need the build up, the lead in that was excised from this bit.
Chrissake, he calls himself "fat." Could Althouse vote for a fat person?
Chrissake, he calls himself "fat." Could Althouse vote for a fat person?I'm a fat person and she likes me... or at least she used to!
I do like governor Christie--that said I would like him to do something about NJ before he jumps into the presidential cauldron.
Could Althouse vote for a fat person?If she can vote for a fathead, why not a fat man?Does he wear shorts?
I voted for Al Gore. He was fat. Not as fat as he is now, but fat. Clinton was fat. I voted for him twice. Some people who get upset with my tag "fat" think I'm hostile to fat people because I use the normal, straightforward way to refer to the condition. I call skinny people "skinny" and fat people "fat." Why is one okay and the other not? The insult is in your head.I call old people "old" and young people "young." Is "old" insulting? I'm insulted if you think so. I'm proud of being old. I don't want to hear "senior" or "golden ager" or "60 years young" or whatever euphemistic expressions people come up with that show they think the condition is unfortunate.
And of course I love Palladian, including his willingness to come right out and call himself fat.I love clear speech. Now let's get on with it.
I think I'd like to be referred to as a person of fat.
I applaud directness as is evidenced by my speech and written words. I call myself "fat." Just like I call myself a "dago." However, I can sense when someone says the words to me or others w/ derision. You don't like fat people but you lack the integrity to just admit it. And, Gore was not fat when you voted for him. Now, YOU get on w/ it!
I enjoy Christie but he'd be a really bad choice for VP. Massachusetts is too close to New Jersey.Christie is a whole lot of fun, but apart from a particular glee at his mode of speaking and a certain no-BS vibe (not going to ban fracking in a state where no one wants to frack!) he's only particularly conservative by New England standards.Romney should probably pick someone *like* Christie in some respects. Whoever runs as VP will be savaged, seeing as that worked so well last time, it's a guarantee. But he should see if he can find someone willing to face that, and who balances some of his own moderate nature. And who isn't from New England.
New Jersey is not New England. And, although close geographically, it is quite different. You're a sharp woman Synova. But, women are geographically challenged. Men are emotionally challenged. So, if I asked you to meet in the middle of the country to discuss our feelings on this matter you would pick Portland, and I would go ballistic.
We need this man -- he fights.
Gov Christie summed up both Occupy and the Obama Administration in under two minutes. No never mind to me how close NJ is to MA.
"You say stuff that has no resemblance to reality,..."My kinda guy.Now if only the rest of you would deal with the Romney/Mormon stuff as realistically as he implies you should - rather than reverting to the who appears "nice" routine - WE might be able to have a real conversation around here,...
I see that 7% of you don't get it.
I think I'd like to be referred to as a person of fat.Lots of avoirdupois on that one, as Dad would say.
Crack, I'm going to call you Todd Rundgren.."I just want to bang on my drum all day."
Wait, I thought Palladian was gay, so how can he be fat?
Regarding Christie as a "person of girth," or a "person of heft," or a "person of circumference," can't he just dash off a reference to his embonpoint and be done with it? Half the press corps will be frantically looking the word up, and the other half will be trying to figure out how they can square the fat hillbilly rube part of their half-written piece with the guy using a French word in public. If nothing else, it'd be fun to watch.
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