Goodbye, Gov. Christie

Goodbye, Gov. Christie

In the waning days of Chris Christie's second term in office, certain images of the New Jersey governor stand out in my mind. Among them are the following:

  • A grinning Chris Christie hugging Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, when they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles football team. Christie's neighbors on the other side of the Ben Franklin Bridge were not happy.
  • At town hall meetings throughout New Jersey, Christie's snarky and often nasty replies to questions from citizens who pay his salary — and probably the debt he incurred when campaigning for the office of president of the United states, estimated to be about $600,000.
  • Christie's vehement denials that he knew anything about the lane closures and traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, for which two of the young people in his administration were convicted and sent to prison.
  • Christie wearing a baseball uniform (see above).
  • The political use of funds provided by the federal government for relief of New Jersey residents and towns devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
  • Christie's goofy, dazed look as he stood next to Donald Trump during the presidential campaign.

Now that President Trump has selected Christie for a leadership role in fighting the opioid crisis in America, I would like to join with others in the Philadelphia area and New Jersey in telling Chris Christie, "Don't let the door hit you in the whatsis on the  way out!"

Beau Weisman, Editor