Chris Christie: How to not answer an honest, valid question

Posted on June 24, 2011


During the one-on-one between NBC’s Matt Lauer and Jew Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie, we got a full-on, impossible-to-take-out-of-context view of exactly the kind of hypocrisy that Republicans think is perfectly fair.

Christie was asked by one of his constituents about whether he felt there was any hypocrisy or issue with his support of massive cuts to public school funding when his children attend an elite private school.

“You don’t send your children to public schools,” the woman said. “You send them to private schools, so I was wondering why you think it’s fair to be cutting funding to public schools?”

Christie’s response: “First of all, it’s none of your business. I don’t ask you where you send your kids go to school, don’t bother me about where I send mine.”

Host Matt Lauer told Christie that even he was “surprised” by the governor’s comments before playing a clip of the exchange that had gone down. He asked the Republican governor if his remarks were “a little harsh” even for someone known not to mince words.

Christie evaded the funding aspect of the question, opting instead to claim victim status. “No it’s not, because her point is completely ridiculous,” he said. “I shouldn’t be asked to make decisions about budgetary issues that relate to public schools because my children go to private school, that was the question. And, it’s none of her business where I send my kids to school.”

Christie now claims that the issue is being blown out of proportion, the woman is “being too sensitive,” and – in a stunt statement at which even Batman’s enemy “Two-Face” would be appalled, Christie said, “The media isn’t playing up what I meant because they’re focusing on what I said.”

Poor Christ Christie.  He was so upset by the incident that he had to eat two dozen Krispy Kremes and a gallon of YooHoo just to calm down.