That’s probably what some New Jersey residents are singing to Governor Chris Christie this morning after he laughed it up on SNL this week. Of course, they would have to sing a capella, since many Jersey residents are still without power.
Christie’s timing stinks like Sea Isle’s back bay.
Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents are without power. Many have lost homes and everything else that they have. Some don’t have enough to eat and others are struggling to stay warm.
This is not the time for a responsible leader to go do his self-promoting shtick on Saturday Night Live. But Christie seems so tone deaf that he puts his self-promotion ahead of anything else.
Yes Giuliani went on Saturday Night Live a few weeks after September 11, but that wasn’t a series of gags, it was a serious tribute to those who died in the attacks. It had very little in common with Christie showing off the same routine that he does every time he’s in the vicinity of a video camera. And at a time when New Jersey residents still need help, why is their Governor spending time on a comedy show cracking jokes about what people have been going through?
It’s because Christie has gone through the all-too-common transformation from politician to “celebrity.” In my opinion, he’s failing at both.