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

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bob Ingle's Double Standards

Bob "Hoover" Ingle, 11/23/10:
The head of the Bergen County Education Association  issued a call to pray for the death of Gov. Christie, which was a bit much even by the NJEA’s standards. The NJEA president,  Barbara Keshishian , called to apologize and the governor invited her in to his office to do it face to face. Christie, giving a speech in Arizona, tells the story as only he can. [emphasis mine]
Bob "Hoover" Ingle, 4/16/11:
Maybe it’s just me but it seems not long ago the New Jersey Democrats were good at making a point and communicating. Not now. During a news conference, Gov. Christie made a remark that the news media should  “take the bat” to Sen. Loretta Weinberg for collecting a taxpayer-funded pension for being a legislator while making $49,000 a year as a legislator. He obviously was asking when reporters are going to hold Weinberg up to scrutiny as they do other people in the same double-dipping situation. In the old days there would have been a news release from someone like Senate President Steve Sweeney saying a governor should use better metaphors, or some such. But now there has to be 128 press releases from lawmakers each saying the same thing and each pretending he meant take a Louisville Slugger to the senator. Anybody who thinks he meant that is too stupid even for our Legislature.
It looks like the Democrats are desperate to take attention away from their lack of ability to solve the state’s growing problems so they’re trying to stir up something about nothing. They even tried to tie it to battered women. Come on!
People talk like that all the time. The Democrats frequently ask me when I am going to turn my guns on Christie. Nobody thinks they’re talking about real guns and violence. When people engage in overkill (oops, I just did it myself) … starting again … When people put out dozens of releases saying the same thing it has an opposite effect of what’s intended. It makes them appear insincere and less concerned about how words affect the listener than trying to draw attention from themselves. [emphasis mine]
Again, the "prayer" was this:
"Dear Lord this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays. I just wanted to let you know that Chris Christie is my favorite governor."
So, according to "Hoover," this is "issuing a call to pray for the death of Gov. Christie," but "taking a bat" to Loretta Weinberg really meant "asking when reporters are going to hold Weinberg up to scrutiny."

I mean, it's so obvious...
You take a bat to whomever you want, Mr. Governor, sir, and I'll keep sucking up!


Anonymous said...

I have one disagreement with your item on Bob Ingle. Ingle does not have double standards, he has no standards. He is nothing but a Gannett stooge. He is so quick to parrot the Gannett party line that he babbles out his right-wing teabag nonsense on command. He is nothing but a lapdog for his Gannett masters. Only in the world of Gannett could this half-wit have the nerve to refer to himself as a Political Columnist. I don't believe he has ever had an original thought. And if by chance he has had an original thought I am sure he made sure he never expressed it. That would never do in the world of Gannett.

joeswell said...

I have always believed that "Bob" is auditioning for a position in the Christie Administration. He's looking to step up to the "next level." "Bob" is also very quick to attack folks with "snappy" sarcastic one liners and then cry "foul" if someone responds in the same manner.
Like those loudmouth "Jersey Guys," "Bob" has no substance, he just uses his forum to provoke and create controversy.

Duke said...

Hoover and The Jersey Guys are really made for each other.