Thursday, September 16, 2010

Obama Appoints NJ Governor Christie To Presidential Trade Panel

Several weeks ago New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie erroneously tried to blame the Obama Administration for New Jersey's failure to obtain $400 million in "Race To The Top" funds for the state's schools. The Governor said it was a case Washington bureaucracy doing the wring thing. But when a video provided by the Obama administration proved that Christie's team did not follow instructions to provide financial figures requested for the necessary years to the panel, and his own people were at fault, Christie fired his education commissioner, Bret Schundler, and then told all who would listen that Schundler lied to him, an allegation Schundler denies.

But it's a new month, and with Coobaya playing in the background, it's a new relationship for Chris Christie and President Barak Obama.

On Wednesday President Obama appointed Christie to The Advisory Committee For Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN). His term will be for two years.

Christie has said he is honored to be appointed to this committee, and he is the only governor appointed to the 45 member panel so far.

VERY interesting............

There is a quote usually attributed to the fictional Don Corleone in The Godfather; actually, it was first said 2,500 years ago by the Chinese general Sun-tzu......

"Keep our friends close, and your enemies closer".

I wonder if Christie will ever pose for a photo with Mr. Obama?

The Tea Party has just begun to hunt RINOS.


Malcolm said...

I hadn't heard about this appointment... this is very intriguing. Many of the conservative blogs I read have lionized Christie in the past. I'll be keeping an eye out for what they have to say about him in light of this appointment. If he poses for a photo with Obama, he will probably get the "Charlie Christ" treatment from the fringe elements of the GOP.

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Like everything else in politics, the national media always latches on to the "Next Big Thing"....and Chris Christie is a big son of a gun. But he has some in the conservative base in New Jersey annoyed because of his throwing Bret Schundler under the bus in the Race To the Top fiasco, and some New Jersey conservative voices like (THE STAR-LEDGER's) Paul Mulshine have already called Christie a RINO for his support in Delaware of GOP establishment candidate Mike Castle. Of course, Tea Party darling and flakey lady extraordinaire won in Delaware, providing the nation's comics and political satirists a autumn harvest of one liners and bizzarro stories.

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