So, surely you’ve seen the video of the boy–three-year-old Jesse Koczon–in the car crying because he’s too small to be governor of New Jersey.
It’s a fine video for a morning like today, when Amtrak and NJ Transit trains came to a near-total standstill because one of the TWO tracks between Jersey and New York was shut down during the morning commute. There is exactly one person in all of Christendom who has made it his job to make sure our rail system stays that shitty: the current governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, who in his bluff and bullying way turned down federal dollars, told New York and Connecticut to fuck themselves, and shut down a critically needed new train tunnel connecting Jersey and Manhattan.
Also: those teachers who are going to teach this passionate young man from the video to handle his emotions and fully pronounce his word endings, as well as every other skill that will help him eventually become a civic leader? Christie loathes them as well, and has become a viral video star by bashing them and shouting them down at town hall forums across the Garden State. The national crapping on the heads of public employees started with the enormous BM that Christie rained down on New Jersey teachers as he crafted his own political persona. And he’s done it all with a disregard for fact that forced even the NY Times, which had lauded him at nearly every turn, to issue a corrective of sorts, with the headline “Christie’s Talk Is Blunt, but Not Always Straight”.
Yes, this boy is still too small to be governor of New Jersey. And, yes, that makes me want to cry as well.