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

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Talk Radio Logic

I've been forcing myself to listen to Jim Gearhart on NJ 101.5 every morning just to take the pulse of the anti-teacher right ("No, we're not anti-teacher, we're anti-NJEA! The teachers are just too dumb to see the difference!"). Today he had on Derrell Bradford, the spokesperson from E3 (more on them later).

In the middle of the conversation, Gearhart said something along the lines of, "You know, I'm a former student, and a parent, and a taxpayer - I can go in and evaluate teachers' effectiveness for you."

As a patient of doctors and someone who has been sick, I can go in and evaluate surgeons for you.

As a person who has flown on an airplane many times, I can evaluate which pilots know what they are doing.

As someone who once served on jury duty, I can handle the licensing of lawyers.

As someone who once replaced a toilet in my basement bathroom, I can take care of licensing plumbers.

As someone who listens to loudmouths on the radio who have no idea what they are talking about, I should work for the FCC distributing licenses to companies that broadcast in the public interest.

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