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POLL: Gov. Christie: Bully or plain speaker?

Governor Chris Christie announces a plan to strengthen existing gun laws and background checks, bolster criminal penalties and treat the root causes of mass violence. (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie announces a plan to strengthen existing gun laws and background checks, bolster criminal penalties and treat the root causes of mass violence. (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)

A recent letter writer to mycentraljersey.com takes issue with the manner in which Gov. Chris Christie conducts himself.

Shocker!

Donna Morrows of Ocean Grove points out that the governor resorted to “bullying” at a recent town hall meeting in Belmar when a questioner asked whether he plans on doing a town hall meeting in Newark.
Apparently the governor didn’t like the question posed by a high school senior – so his answer was “typical Christie” saying:

“I’ll do my town halls where me and my staff think are the best place to do the town halls. If one of them turns up in Newark, I hope you show up and get to ask a question that’s better than the one you just asked.”

Here’s the deal: You take the good with the bad!

Perhaps that doesn’t justify his curt answer to a high school senior interested in becoming more involved in the affairs of the state. Realizing that this was a teenager, he probably should have stopped at ““I’ll do my town halls where me and my staff think are the best place to do the town halls. If one of them turns up in Newark, I hope you show up…” and left it at that!

Unfortunately she’s probably going to get a few more curt answers from others less well-known as the governor as she goes through life – so this could be considered her baptism of fire! And coming from the governor makes him look all the more mean spirited – and her the victim.

I’ve often said that as much as I’ve found his “off the cuff” style refreshing – especially in comparison to the “bep –o – lala! who previously held the office. But you had to figure that at some point his “what you see is what you get” style was going to get old.

I like him personally – I won’t deny that – despite a good many issues I have with his policies. And his “take no prisoners” style in most cases works well here – where he’s up against a mostly Democratic legislature.

But in his presumed run for the presidency – will his act play in Peoria?

Sounds like it may have reached its expiration date here at home.

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