No sooner had I posted this video of Chris Christie saying, "I don’t know the cost for the special election and I don’t care," along with a reminder of how some very misguided Democrats support this mean-spirited, not in the least bit liberal, self-serving, conservative loudmouth (WTF is wrong with these people? “Major Democratic donors flock to Chris Christie”)-- and why they shouldn't--than the following National Journal came to my attention.
It's so unexpectedly schadenfreudy to see the GOP acknowledging the Christie Me Me Me It's All About Me Syndrome:
Republicans are fuming over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to hold an early special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, with several Washington-based operatives suggesting he's putting his own interests ahead of the GOP's. The decision to hold a separate special election in October 2013—just two weeks before his own election—would give any interested Republican candidates little time to announce, organize a campaign, and raise the necessary money to take on a top-tier Democrat, likely Newark Mayor Cory Booker. [...]
"I think this ends his 2016 chances. It's year after year with this guy," complained one senior Republican official.
Fun stuff, good times, swell excerpt, but will they still feel that way in a year or so? Stay tuned.