Friday, February 19, 2016

Quote of the Day (Mark Leibovich, on Chris Christie, Ex-GOP BMOC)

“The unquestioned Big Man on Campus in Tampa, at least for the first part of GOP-looza [i.e., the 2012 Republican National Convention], was Chris Christie, the rotund Republican governor of New Jersey. [Presidential nominee Mitt] Romney awarded the coveted keynote speaker's slot to Christie, who had acquired (thanks largely to YouTube) a reputation for colorfully beating down the hecklers, reporters, and teachers’ union types who annoyed him. These tantrums had become as basic to the Christie persona as perma-tan was to Snooki's.”— Mark Leibovich, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital (2013)

Think this is the end of my examination of a recently failed Presidential bid? Not on your life, Faithful Reader!  Stay tuned this next week for “From Conehead to MopTop: The Declining Electoral Fortunes of Chris Christie.”

In the meantime, you’re welcome to any snickering you may have enjoyed from today's quote…

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