Governor Chris Christie announced that out last successful politician was Dubya. Yes, ladies and gents, the governor who can’t seem to get a break in Hoboken, the guy who thought he could hide an entire bridge under a traffic jam, the guy who thought he was made of Teflon, the politician who was such a good judge of character that he never expected the people he pushed around and bullied to ever find a way to take his “Big Boy” butt down to federal investigation town, said that George W. Bush was the last successful politician in the U.S.
“The guy won two national elections,” Christie said. “How easy has that looked the last 8 years. He was, first, an outstanding political candidate. And I think he was grossly under-appreciated by his own country and his own party as a politician.”
Christie, nicknamed “Big Boy” by Dubya (who apparently had a gift for stating the obvious), was nominated by George Bush to be U.S. Attorney for New Jersey in 2001, and made a point of going after corrupt politicians. Oh, sweet, sweet karma.
Christie added, “He understood the politics of relationships, and understood how to bring people together and spend time on it, both in Texas and as president.”
Ah, yes, George W. Bush, the “unifying” president. We were unified in our disgust and unified in our determination to make sure one of his cronies didn’t get elected. We only hope that “unification” exists in 2014 and 2016.
There are other stories of Christie saying stupid things such as this campaign ad early in Christie’s career where he so denigrates an opponent, he ends up having to pay restitution and apologize. Of course, don’t miss out on Christie cutting meals from school lunch budgets so that poor kids go hungry – because Christie’s definition of success is children starving.