Malice in Blunderland
The Chris Christie scandal has me perplexed. He is many things - good and bad. Here is one thing he is not: Stupid. As you may know by now, I am not in the habit of coming to the defense of Republican politicians, but I need to say something here: If this were Governor Rick Perry or Governor Rick Scott or Governor Sarah Palin (before she walked out of the job) - or most Republican governors across this country - I would have no problem believing this. I find it almost impossible to comprehend that someone as politically astute as he seems to be would involve himself in something as petty as this. Time will tell.
Watching him during that press conference the other day, adamantly denying that he had anything to do with the closing of the lanes leading onto the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey had me thinking that either this man has all the facts on his side - or he is the most reckless liar to come down the pike since Dick Nixon forty years ago. At this point in time I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. If there is even a slither of tangible evidence linking him to this - be it in the form of emails or the testimony of his staff - it's only a matter of time before it comes out. I cannot believe that he would be this dumb. We shall see what we shall see.
What amuses me more than anything about this entire affair is how the talking heads are speculating that this incident might very well mean the end of his alleged quest for the White House. Are these people paying any attention? Chris Christie's chances at winning the GOP nomination in two years are about as good as mine. There is no way that the halfwits in the South and Midwest who now control that party are ever going to give the nod to a Northeastern Catholic/moderate with a vowel at the end of his name. Just put it out of your mind.
We'll know more as the weeks transpire. If I were a resident of the Garden State I would not have voted for Chris Christie either time he ran for the governor's mansion. I would never cast my vote for him if he made a run for the White House. But if this Republican - one of the very last living members of that disgusting party for whom I have even a modicum of respect and admiration - could stupidly let himself get involved in something this cheap and vindictive, then abandon all hope for them.
Isn't politics just oodles of fun?
|Oscar Hammerstein II|
You'll Never Walk Alone
Oscar Hammerstein was the greatest lyricist in the history of American musical theater. The man was a poet who spoke to the soul. Here is Frank Sinatra's 1963 cover of the song he composed with Richard Rodgers from the musical Carousel:
I'm sending this little gem out to four cherished friends whom I love very much.