He loves to be in the spotlight.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/br...governing.htmlChristie had requested to speak at the Brookings Institution. He talked for 40 minutes about some of his accomplishments in New Jersey - pension and benefits reform for public employees, changes to teacher tenure and three on-time budgets, among others - before talking four questions from the audience.
I support defined contribution pensions only. Contrace says you make 100K salary, get 70% health insurance and the equivilent of 10% of your salary goes to your 401K. That way you can budget for actual numbers. Defined benefits pensions are impossible to budget for. They don't really exist anymore in the private sector and shouldn't in the public sector.
man, I really want something like this to happen to Rahm Emanuel tomorrow just to see the awesome flip flopping of everyone in this thread.
It would be an epic display.....
Here is a better comparison...you know what politician had the same demeanor as Chris Christie?
Anthony Weiner. The right hated this guy for many of the reasons they like Christie...and vice versa..the left loved Weiner and hate Christie.
Stuff like that is funny to me, because in my eyes, they are basically the same guy, in the sense of how they dealt with the media, political opponents, and the sort of straight forward regular guy way they speak in public.
Weiner's fall from grace was such a train wreck, he may have been able to survive it if he just came clean. I learned that at my first job when I was 17. When will politicians learn?