Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Governor Christie – Does He Need to Dial It Down? [POLL]

Getty Images -

One of the best movie lines of all time comes out of the Academy Award winning performance Al Pacino gave as Lt Col Frank Slade in “Scent of a Woman”.

In defending Chris O’Donnell’s character before a student tribunal, Pacino hurls a spate of charges agains the school that brought forth the charges against his young friend…reaching a crescendo with the phrase, “…now I’m just getting warmed up!”

Great stuff…but then again, with every passing town hall meeting the Governor hosts, one wonders if he’s not channeling his own “Frank Slade” in dialing up the casual off the cuff remarks.

Like the one that he let loose on the former Nave SEAL that tried to interrupt him over the plan to merge Rutgers and Rowan Universities. He is a law student at Rutgers-Camden who opposes the merger. (The audio quality is not the greatest.)

Today, the governor said: “He acted like an idiot. He’s an idiot. I don’t have any regret about it at all.”

Christie says he honors the Mount Laurel man’s military service, but that “doesn’t give him the right to be a jerk.” (Or “idiot” if you prefer.)

I still love the guy, but I have to ask this question.

Seeing how testy he became at the SEAL’s impatience with him…do you think this swagger plays out well on the national stage?

Having lived down south, where the folks have a tendency to place decorum over substance….methinks that would be a bit too much “Jersey” attitude for them.

Using phrases like sweetheart, numbnuts, now and idiot may play well for us…but on the national, and possibly even world stage, might be a bit too much.

You may be feeling that he’s just getting “warmed up”….or in the words of Kriss Kross…needs to “warm it up Kriss.”

So with that in mind….please take our little Posse Poll.


Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.