plain words plainly spoken
Chris Christie at the CA GOP delegation breakfast:
“Look at New Jersey and look at California. Made two very different choices. New Jersey decided to take a chance, New Jersey decided to take a risk on a conservative Republican governor in a blue state. California made a bad choice by going with an old retread,”…
“I cannot believe you people elected Jerry Brown over Meg Whitman. Now listen, I don’t want to be insulting because it’s early, and I got plenty of time to be insulting the rest of the day.
“But I’ve gotta tell you, Jerry Brown? Jerry Brown? I mean, he won the New Jersey presidential primary over Jimmy Carter when I was 14 years old. And now I gotta sit at the National Governors Association with this guy and have him come up to me and say, ‘Governor Christie, stop telling people that I want to raise taxes. I’m not trying to raise taxes.’
“And I say, ‘Yeah, you are Jerry.’
“And he said, ‘No, no, Chris, I’m not. I’m going to put it on the ballot and let the people decide.’
“Man, that’s leadership, isn’t it? And if you had made a different choice, you know that California would be moving in a significantly different direction today.”