NJ.com reports on another impressive moment in the political life of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:
LOS ANGELES — True to his tough-guy persona, Gov. Chris Christie mixed it up today with a political naysayer, who heckled California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman at a political rally.
Christie was concluding a town hall meeting with Whitman when an angry audience member criticized her for not taking questions.
“What are you hiding?” shouted Ed Buck, in jeans and a light shirt in the front row of the 400-person event. “You’re looking like Arnold in a dress,” he said in a reference to outgoing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Before Whitman could respond, Christie stepped down from the stage and got in Buck’s face.
“Hey, listen. You know what. You want to yell, yell at me,” Christie said, shutting down Buck as Christie’s bodyguards calmly but quickly approached the two men. “It’s people who raise their voices and yell and scream like you who are dividing this country. We’re here to bring this country together.”
Why can I not get the Godfather theme out of my mind right now?
I’m sure some of the more radical liberal feminists in California probably flipped out for a couple of reasons when they heard the news of Christie’s stepping in on behalf of Whitman: 1) They hate Whitman and Christie and likely would have rather the heckler just went on and on, and 2) the thought of a man stepping in to defend a woman is deeply offensive to uber-left wing women who believe doing so is an “insult” to independent women worldwide because – in the minds of liberal feminists, anyway – a chivalrous man is a “dominant” type who believes women should sit back, be “subservient,” and let the man fight all of her battles. Of course, in reality that is NOT in any way what chivalrous men are really all about, but in the warped minds of militant feministas, especially in California, a man stepping in to speak on behalf of a woman is considered no different from a man slapping a woman.
Christie is a politically incorrect man who who, thankfully, says what’s on his mind regardless of what the political consequences may be. Not only that, but in a time where so many politicos in this country are unwilling to take a stand and instead prefer to straddle the fence, he seems to have a good sense of what’s right and what’s wrong and he acts accordingly, in spite of naysayers. Whether or not Whitman needed “rescuing” here is a debate others can have. But I am going on record to say that I appreciated him acting on his instincts, and for the reminder that there are indeed still gentlemen left in politics.