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."