Christie apparently thinks these kids are as stupid as the punditocracy in this state - the pundits who take him at his word when he says he's not anti-teacher, he's anti-teachers union.TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie took his fight with the state’s largest teachers union directly to the kids today, telling a room full of Trenton students their schools were short on supplies because of greedy teachers union officials — not state aid cuts."There’s a lot of really great teachers in the state," said Christie. "But their union cares more about how much they get paid than they care about how well you learn."A spokesman for the New Jersey Education Association said the remark was ironic considering the governor’s April statement that teachers were using students as "drug mules" by discussing state aid cuts with them."The governor apparently has a double standard, because he claimed that teachers were using kids as drug mules," said NJEA spokesman Steve Wollmer. "Now he’s speaking directly to children about matters political."
Trust me - they're not. They know their teachers will be at school on Monday, ready to help them, while their governor is flying in a private jet somewhere, working out his plans for the Palin-Christie ticket in 2012.
So when he tells these kids that their teachers are either greedy, or too stupid to know they are being manipulated by their union, it's not going to stick. Too bad I can't say the same for much of the NJ media.