May 13, 2010

THE HEFTY PURITAN:

N.J. gov. sets tone for US (A.B. Stoddard, 05/12/10, The Hill)

In a movie version of this important story of our time, the bold, undaunted officeholder would look much like the boyish, handsome David Cameron — Great Britain’s new Conservative prime minister — who called on his countrymen Tuesday to embrace an “age of austerity.”

But this is America. So the fearless leader willing to be honest with voters, to part with what cannot be paid for, is actually not dashing, nor is he eloquent. He is an overweight Bruce Springsteen devotee, a former prosecutor with a remaining trace of a Turnpike accent who is intent on rescuing New Jersey. If he succeeds, Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) could become a major political force in the years to come, whether he likes it or not.


The UR's administration should be sufficient to remind voters why only governors make good presidents.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 13, 2010 2:16 PM
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