If California GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman Needs a Bully to Quiet the Dissent, How Does She Expect to Govern the State?09.25.10
Now, I know, I know. I shouldn’t generalize. But, isn’t it funny that Gov. Chris Christie, the big guy who stepped in to confront a heckler during a GOP gubernatorial event for California candidate Meg Whitman, happens to be from New Jersey?
But aside from that: is this truly the way that Meg Whitman intends to run our state of California? With some personal bodyguard from Jersey stepping in — to not even argue for her, but — to just hush the opposition through schoolyard bully tactics? I wonder if that’s her plan when she disagrees with the California Legislature on policies — just call up Gov. Christie, have him come down there to the State Senate and say, “Yell at me, but don’t give her a hard time.”
Don’t give her a hard time!? She’s running for governor in a state that can’t even produce a budget three months after its constitutionally mandated deadline! If she wanted a cakewalk, she definitely chose the wrong profession.
So, basically, we have one governor using his size and soapbox (why exactly was he there to begin with anyway?) to intimidate (I guess yelling divides the country but finger-pointing unites us?) someone exercising his civil right to question a potential state leader, and another wannabe-governor completely unable to deal with one dissenter in a sea of supporters.
These are the types of people that voters think can lead our country better? Unbelievable.