Friday, September 10, 2010

Speaking truth to power

Gosh, I love this guy!

Chris Christie responds to another teacher complaining about spending cuts to education in New Jersey. He sets her right on the facts and explains to her that there just isn't the money any more that Democrats in New Jersey have spent for years to give cushy benefits to public employees while the rest of the workers in the state struggle to make ends meet.
By the way, how many of these townhall meetings does Christie hold? He seems to be doing one every few weeks. All governors should be doing that. It's the state equivalent of British question time. I'd be much more confident supporting a national candidate who had that experience of going to the voters and explaining himself to hostile questioners than some of these political leaders that we've had in recent elections who don't ever seem to have the facility to answer aggressive questions and can't explain themselves in the clear, comprehensive language that Christie uses. He might seem pugnacious to some, but I find his fact-based responses refreshing. Leaders don't need to pussy-foot around when they are right. And the teachers unions have demonstrated that they don't have the best interests of New Jersey at heart but are only interested in holding on to their privileges while the rest of the state can go hang. Finally, someone is taking them on and not knuckling under to their claims to represent the "children" or, as this woman does, the "middle class."

Link via Hot Air.