Costly special election shows Chris Christie is no fiscal conservative

Filed in National by on June 6, 2013

Chris Christie special election $12 million tornoe cartoon

And the Academy Award for best actor in a leading performance goes to… Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey.

Still think Christie is that refreshing, say-what’s-on-his-mind politician? Just re-watch Christie’s press conference announcing a special election to fill the seat of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg to see a modern day Wizard of Oz, revealed to be nothing more than a self-serving, calculating politician doing what’s best for himself.

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Rob Tornoe is a local cartoonist and columnist, and can be seen in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, The News Journal, and the Dover Post chain of newspapers. He's also a contributor to Media Matters and WHYY. Web site: Twitter: @RobTornoe

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  1. cassandra m says:

    Love the logo on the blue fleece. But saying what’s on his mind is usually in the service of the MEMEMEMEME — or that the guy mostly runs on Id, while the world credits him with having an exceptionally well-functioning super-ego.

  2. Jason330 says:

    What’s a measly $12 million to the affluent taxpayers of the blue state of New Jersey? Peanuts.

  3. Father Thyme says:

    When you stop and think about it, Christie made a very smart and (yes) selfless move for all the down ticket Republicans on the November ballot, and his campaign is strong enough to withstand the slings and arrows this maneuver engenders.