I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Now Christie is Dudley Do-right

And Meg Whitman is Nell:
Christie was concluding a town hall meeting with Whitman when an angry audience member criticized her for not taking questions.
"What are you hiding?" shouted Ed Buck, in jeans and a light shirt in the front row of the 400-person event. "You’re looking like Arnold in a dress," he said in a reference to outgoing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Before Whitman could respond, Christie stepped down from the stage and got in Buck’s face.
"Hey, listen. You know what. You want to yell, yell at me," Christie said, shutting down Buck as Christie’s bodyguards calmly but quickly approached the two men. "It’s people who raise their voices and yell and scream like you who are dividing this country. We’re here to bring this country together."
Ooo, how chivalrous!
I'll save you, Meg!

Could you imagine how it would have gone down if Christie had gone to Florida and done this same move to one of Rick Scott's heckler's? He would have made Scott look like a complete wimp by stepping into someone else's fight. But here, I guess it's OK, because Whitman's a girl, and, well, they really can't look after themselves very well, can they?

This is the other side of the sexist coin for Christie. It's the same smug, condescending attitude toward women the guy is quickly becoming famous for cultivating.

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