If former New Jersey Governor and star of Bridgegate Chris Christie is trying to repair his reputation in time for a Presidential run, he is off to an awful start. Christie appears to have political ambitions. And it would also seem that he is having trouble coming up with a suitable political identity.
Should he act concerned with a just a touch of Maga? Perhaps he should turn against Trump entirely. Or maybe he should just make it up as he goes along. Christie’s never-ending costumes are with him whenever he sits down for an interview. And on Tuesday, Christie’s costume was the mask of false equivalency. Not a good look for the embittered former Governor.
ABC’s David Muir was speaking with Christie on Tuesday. During a lull in testimony from the committee, Muir asked him what he thought about it all. It was then that Christie developed amnesia — political amnesia — regarding how to answer a question properly without sounding like a horse’s ass. Christie mused that the issue of “election denial” was a “bi-partisan problem.” As he explains it, it actually started in 2000 — with Gore/Bush:
“You had supporters of Al Gore, who even after Vice President Gore conceded the election and certified it himself as the president of the Senate, refused to accept George W Bush as legitimate.”
Ah yes, I can imagine the angry glint in the eyes of Palmer Report readers. But don’t get angry because Christie was put back in his dishonest place rather quickly. Muir very classily told the New Jersey poser he was full of shit: “I have to interrupt you there. Al Gore stood before the nation and actually conceded. This is much different.”
Muir then told Christie it was a false equivalence. Enough is enough with the former Governor from hell. I think it’s time ABC fired him. Christie himself is a nothing burger. He contributes nothing, and besides, I imagine his heart isn’t really in his job — I am sure his heart is in President BIDEN’S job — a job I very much doubt the dishonest Christie will ever get a chance to have.