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Dinner with Gov. Chris Christie

May 19, 2010

Last night I was a special guest at the Republican Middlesex County dinner.

The big attraction was the new governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie.

Mr. Christie was for many years the U.S. Attorney for the state of New Jersey. He did such a magnificent job in that capacity that even the slanted liberal New Jersey press found it difficult to criticize him.

In his campaign for governor, he had to endure the vicious and at times cruel mudslinging campaign of the dirty Democrats who were seeking a second term for Gov. Jon Corzine.

The campaign ads running against Christie were brutal and seemed to indicate the only thing they had against the challenger was that is quite overweight. And added to the dirty campaigning, the Democrats even enlisted a stealth third-party candidate, who was obviously a Corzine plant.

Hey, stuff like that has worked before. But it was so apparent that this guy was a fake, phony, and fraud it didn’t even register with the voters.

What was most interesting to me about last night’s GOP affair was the quiet confidence of our new governor.

Also attending the party function were three congressional candidates, freeholder candidates and county hopefuls for clerk and other jobs which I still think are unnecessary.

We taxpayers pay for a lot of duplication. We have the federal government, the state government, the county government, and all of those ancillary minions of mediocrity.

Of course, patronage is the name of the game and both parties use patronage as a means of rewarding supporters and friends and above all — relatives.

The nice thing about patronage is the politician himself doesn’t have to pay anybody out of his pocket, but the taxpayer is doing it and doesn’t seem to mind, probably because he is unaware of what is going on.

I know how these things work. To tell you the truth, as bad as they are, they were worse in “the old days.” Remember, I grew up in the Democrat-controlled city of Chicago.

Getting back to Chris Christie . . . he is truly a breath of fresh air.

God bless you, Governor. We need you; the nation needs you. Thank you for those kind words you said about me!

Bob Grant

Straight Ahead!


That slams the lid onthings for today

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