Chris Christie of New Jersey spoke last night at the RNC. I am not sure whose agenda he was pushing … his own or Mitt Romney’s.
Interesting that after I turned off the RNC speech made by Gov. Christie, I should see this in today’s Dr Diane Ravitch’s blog:
I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. – Chris Christie, “An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ” October, 2009
In his speech, he mentions several times for dramatic effect, I supposed, by repeating it over and over was “that the greatest lesson his mother of Sicilian descent taught him was that there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. She said to always pick being respected-love is fleeting.”
Well, I have neither, for this hypocrite who slammed the NJ teacher union (where was the respect, Mr.Christie?) in his speech last night. He also called his mother “the enforcer” and that “he was his mother’s son.”
My mother was an Italian Brooklyn mother, tough as nails, too. And her father, my grandfather was from Sicily….And I am my mother’s daughter, tough as nails. I speak my piece and I let nothing go by that I feel is wrong. But my mother taught me not to insult people like he does; my mother taught me to be humble not arrogant like he is; my mother taught me to stand up for my rights but not be VAIN like he is; my mother taught me to stand up for my principles but not shove them down people’s throats like he did last night in his RNC speech.
And as far as I am concerned the only trip he is going to be on, in his future is his ego trip, not any political one.
Chris Christie is too high and mighty for his own good to capture the vote of anyone who has had to work hard to get and keep what they have, and I thank God every day I was never a New Jersey teacher working under cavalier, cocky and conceited Christie…