Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NJ Gov Gone Wild takes state chopper to kid's ballgame

Mr. Fiscal Conservative, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, today took a state helicopter to his son's baseball game.


The Newark Star-Ledger reports,
Right before the lineup cards were being exchanged on the field, a noise from above distracted the spectators as the 55-foot long helicopter buzzed over trees in left field, circled the outfield and landed in an adjacent football field. Christie disembarked from the helicopter and got into a black car with tinted windows that drove him about a 100 yards to the baseball field. (Note: The morbidly obese governor could use the exercise.)
During the 5th inning, Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie got into the car, rode back to the helicopter and left the game. During a pitching change, play was stopped for a couple of minutes while the helicopter took off.

Christie's eldest son, Andrew, was the starting catcher for Delbarton High School, in Morris Township. The governor played the same position of catcher when he was in high school.

Can you say, "personal use of state resources?" It's something you're not supposed to do.

Christie has made a name for himself as a big-talking fiscal conservative -- at least when the spending involves working people. He likes to threaten to "take a bat" to unions. He skipped contributions to the state pension fund and then blamed unions for the underfunding. He tried to cut education funding but bailed out a shopping mall. He would make extremely poor families ineligible for Medicaid.

For a while, Christie had the most positive poll numbers of all the Governors Gone Wild. Lately his favorability ratings have tanked. His little jaunt in the state helicopter should do some further damage.