Sunday, August 26, 2012
Darkness on the Edge of Town
column tackles (ouch) the GOP's other very big star this week, Gov. Chris Christie, dispelling several myths--and likening him to Paul Ryan. "Both have carefully cultivated public images as tough, fiscally responsible guys willing to make hard choices. And both public images are completely false." And: "Mr. Christie has told reporters that he won’t use the term 'Jersey comeback' in his keynote address. And it’s not hard to see why: the comeback, such as it was, has hit the skids. Indeed, the latest figures show his state with the fourth-highest unemployment rate in the nation."
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch