From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk
Yesterday’s Boston Herald featured this endorsement in the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary.
A former U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, [Chris] Christie knows something about being on the front lines of the ongoing war on terror. And he’s certainly not reluctant to talk about where this nation has gone astray on the international front.
But as governor of a largely Democratic state he also knows well that you don’t get anything done on the homefront without cooperation.
He has been gutsy on the campaign trail — and yes it takes guts to talk about entitlement reform, which he has.
He has also established a solid reputation in New Jersey for education reform and expanding school choice, and for criminal justice reform, including tackling the growing problem of drug addiction by expanding the use of drug courts and treatment options.
And there is just something about that Jersey guy attitude — feisty but not mean-spirited, tough but not hateful — that has a shot at taking an angry electorate and helping it find a focus and a purpose.
Not mean-spirited? Not hateful? Tell that to the young woman Christie sandblasted in a New Hampshire town hall meeting Monday night when she asked why he hadn’t stayed in his home state a little longer to help the recovery effort from last weekend’s monster snowstorm.
Not to get technical about it, but it wasn’t “just one county” in Jersey that got walloped by the storm. So Christie is not only mean-spirited, he’s a liar. Even worse, Christie went on for another five minutes berating the young woman.
Memo to the feisty (but not mean-spirited?) local tabloid:
Chris Christie is just a big fat bully.