Today Chris Christie announced the appointment of Jeffrey S. Chiesa, the state’s attorney general, to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Frank R. Lautenberg. (Per Think Progress, he supports gun buyback programs and opposes the death penalty.)
Politico emailed this alert:
“I said on Monday I was going to select the person I thought was going to be the best person to represent New Jersey between now and Oct. 13,” Christie told reporters. “During the last few days as I’ve gotten to deliberate on this decision, it became clear to me that Attorney General Chiesa would be the best person to represent the people of New Jersey in the United States Senate.”
Chiesa’s name had not been among those circulated in the early short-lists mentioned by Christie insiders.
Christie announced the selection at a news conference in Trenton, shortly before he was set to leave for a GOP donor retreat in Utah with Mitt Romney, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
To any Democrats out there who still believe Christie is a Dem in GOP clothing, read that bolded part again. I know I keep pushing the same point over and over again, but this misguided admiration for this very Republican big mouth is about as self-destructive as a Democrat can get. I implore you to read my posts that make the point in greater detail.
Recently, New Jersey Governor
Me Me Me Chris Christie said, “I don’t know the cost for the special election and I don’t care.” He sure doesn’t.
The biggest losers are New Jersey taxpayers, who will foot the bill for the absurd and unnecessary special election; and New Jersey schoolchildren, who could have used the money for education that Christie is wasting on the special election.
The mega-loser is the Christie brand, which is kaput, bye-bye and done for. Christie is no longer different. He is just another hack looking out for himself. Christie will not run for president in 2016.