Chris Christie: Where My Kids Go to School is None of Your Business
June 17, 2011
RUSH: Chris Christie last night, in New Jersey on public TV, "Christie on the Line." This is why people like the guy. In a prerecorded videotaped question, a woman named "Gail" says (sniveling), "You don't send your kids to public schools, you send 'em to private schools. So I was wondering, Governor, why do you think it's fair to be cutting school funding to public schools?"
CHRISTIE: Hey, Gail? You know what? First off: It's none of your business. I don't ask you where you send your kids to school; don't bother me about where I send mine. Secondly: I pay $38,000 a year in property taxes for a public school predominantly in Mendham that my wife and I don't choose to utilize because we believe -- we've decided -- as parents that we believe a religious education should be part of our children's everyday education. So we send our children to parochial school. Third: I, as governor, am responsible for every child in this state, not just my own, and the decisions that I make are to try to improve the educational opportunities of every child in this state. So with all due respect, Gail, it's none of your business.
RUSH: Now, who talks to constituents that way? See here you have this snooty constituent (sniveling), "You don't send your kid to public schools. So who are you? You're rich! You send your kid to private school, so I was wondering: Why do you think it's fair to be cutting school funding from public schools? You don't send your kids there, nyah, nyah, nyah," and the governor -- talking to a voter! -- says (paraphrasing), "Hey, you know what? It's none of your business. Shut up. None of your business. I don't ask you where you send your kids at school so don't bother me about where I send mine." That's Chris Christie. I'm playing the sound bite just as an example here, but it's why people like the guy. "I spend $38,000 a year on taxes for a public school system I don't even utilize. It's none of your business what I do with my kids. It's none of your business where I send my kids. As governor, I've gotta pay attention to the education for every kid in this state. Where I send my kids is none of your business. I don't call you and ask you where you're sending your kids, so shut up."
That's why people like the guy.