Rothman chief of staff arrested on child solicitation charges.
Yesterday the report came out that Bob Decheine, chief of staff for Rep. Steve Rothman (D, NJ), had been abruptly fired. This came as a bit of a surprise, as Decheine has been a notable figure in NJ Democratic politics: he was a senior adviser to the Obama campaign in 2008, and as Rothman’s CoS had just shepherded his boss to another win in Congress, | Read More »
Education Reform and New Jersey
I’ve said that Chris Christie losing out on $400 million over four years in federal grant money on Education could be a blessing in disguise–and I wanted to explain why that is. So this week Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced $3.4 billion split between ten “winners” under their Race to the Top program, with the overwhelming bulk of the remaining pool of money (yes, that’s | Read More »
Steve Rothman (D, NJ-09) hates video cameras.
Today’s “Whoops. Somebody was recording that?” moment will be brought to you today by Rep. Steve Rothman (D, NJ-09): ‘Portability’ in this context refers to the ability of people to take their health care plan with them if they lose their jobs – a feature not found in Obamacare, and one of four supposed deal-killers for Rep. Rothman. As you can see from the video, | Read More »
Lots of Primaries today.
According to RCP, we’ve got primaries in California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. The news has been dominated by California’s, Nevada’s, and of course South Carolina’s – but they’re all important, so if you’re a voter in that state, hie yourselves and any reliable Republican voters within reach to a polling station. You can let the | Read More »
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Gov Christie to Teacher’s Union: ‘You Punch Them, I’ll Punch You’
Bada Bing, New Jersey’s Governor Christie does it again. This time, calling out the horrible and corrupt teacher’s union, NJEA. (video after the jump) Each time he speaks, I’m even more impressed than the last time. Every speech is chock-full of delicious common sense and straight talk. He started off his tenure as Governor by saying “No More” to the excessive taxation levied on New | Read More »
I Sure Hope Rita Wilson Isn’t A Math Teacher
RealClearPolitics has a video circulating of an exchange between Governor Chris Christie and Rita Wilson, a school teacher in the Rutherford School District. The teacher demands more salary, telling Christie, “if she were paid $3 an hour for the 30 children in her class, she’d be earning $83,000, and she makes nothing near that.” Christie told her that teachers go into teaching knowing the salary. | Read More »
You know what’s a great antidote for a rotten mood?
Because I was having one: long story, but it involved wondering what I’ve been doing lately. Then I see this: Gov Christie calls S-L columnist thin-skinned for inquiring about his ‘confrontational tone’ (See also: Hot Air, AoSHQ) …and I realize that one thing I’ve been doing lately is helping people like Chris Christie get elected. You’re welcome. Moe Lane PS: No. Get your own. Crossposted | Read More »
In Praise of Governor Chris “Kratos” Christie.
In the four months since Chris Christie was sworn in as the 55th Governor of the state of New Jersey, he’s earned himself a few nicknames and prayers for his death. “Governor Krispy Kreme” or Governor Bully by his Leftist detractors on most NJ websites where they congregate. A liberal Newark Star-Ledger columnist prefers the double-entendre of Governor Wrecking Ball. Admirers, including George Will, have | Read More »