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

Monday, November 15, 2010

You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party!

We all know the disdain Chris Christie holds for the NJEA convention:
“That’s right, in school, baby," the big guv said. "They would not be down there in Atlantic City having a party — because that’s what it is.’
I'm sure he will have similar harsh words for the League of Municipalities convention:
The event isn’t all business. With a long list of parties by special interests and politicians each year, it’s taken on a reputation as a raucous, booze-fueled bash. In his memoir, former Gov. James E. McGreevey compared it to a "huge frat party."
It’s also known for clandestine meetings in hotel suites where political deals are cut, and for undercover FBI agents snagging corrupt officials by handing them briefcases full of cash, all captured on hidden camera.
"This is really the Super Bowl of pay-to-play, because everyone gets together in the same place," said Sierra Club New Jersey Director Jeff Tittel, who’s been going to League conventions since the 1970s.
Governor? Condemnation for this "party"? You've got some, yes? Governor?


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