Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What's so great about Christie? Nothing.

I realize Christie is something of a folk hero to many people right now. This sudden jump status may have turned him into a bit of a kingmaker, as the Romney campaign seems to think Christie's endorsement is a pretty big deal. And it's certainly fair to give him credit when credit is due, for what he's accomplished as Governor in New Jersey.

But what has he accomplished? Seriously.

Beyond that, let's not forget his transgressions, one in particular. In 2010, Chris Christie's administration pushed through legislation--as a part of the much-heralded budget--that would allow the State of New Jersey to seize the monies from unused gift cards, two years after they were issued. So, if I had a gift card to Bed Bath and Beyond for $100 and didn't use it, the State of New Jersey would be able to force the company to cancel the card and turn the money over to the State.

This is a conservative, a man who believes in liberty and freedom, a man that many think would be a great President? The gift card scheme--which has been blocked in court--was simple theft, nothing more. And it's rarely brought up as an issue these days.

For the life of me, I don't understand how anyone could see such actions as legitimate, as within the purview of government authority. And yet, the Christie admin had no problem appealing the decision.

Sure, this is old news. But it's not that old. And it's pretty damning, in my view.

Cheers, all.

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