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Friday, January 18, 2013

Christie Disapproves

Blunt-speaking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, thought to be eyeing a 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination, blasted an NRA ad that mentions President Barack Obama's daughters as 'reprehensible' and warned it 'demeans' the powerful gun-rights group.

'To talk about the president’s children, or any public officer’s children, who have—not by their own choice, but by requirement—to have protection, and to use that somehow to try to make a political point is reprehensible,' Christie said.

'The president doesn’t have a choice, and his children don’t have a choice, of whether they’re going to be protected or not,' the governor said. 'It’s awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate. They don’t deserve to be there.'

Washington's political elites favor sending their children to posh schools like Sidwell (Obama's choice) because of the abundance of armed security officers. The presence of armed security, by the way, isn't dependent on whether a President's child attends, but is an ongoing amenity for all attending students

Say what you want about someone like Eleanor Clift, the leftist debater on PBS' McLaughlin Group, but she sent her children to DC public schools. Her unhypocritical stance is more admirable than Obama's. 

Christie missed the NRA's point entirely, but what could one expect from a Governor who happily presides over a gun-control paradise like New Jersey?

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