Posted by: Rick | Monday, January 3, 2011

Chris Christie’s Excellent Adventure (Poem)

To all the critics of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Florida vacation during one of the worst snow storms in his state’s history, the governor has one message: Chill out.

“I made a promise to my children that at the end of my first year of governor that I was going to take them to Disney World,” Christie explained Friday at a press conference on his state’s request for federal disaster aid.

“Send my wife to Disney World with my four kids by herself? Oh, that would be an interesting move — I would then be divorced,” Christie joked.Fox News

To some it may seem Goofy
(Or simply Mickey Mouse)
To party in Orlando
With children and a spouse,

While back home in New Jersey
The snow’s a fathom deep,
And voters want their leaders
To seem to give a bleep.

But tough-guy politicians
Don’t play such nice-guy games:
They slash and burn with gusto,
As lives go up in flames.

So Christie takes our money
To help his state pull through —
But cut short his vacation?
When asked, he says: Fuck you.



  1. I agree that Christie should have been in Jersey to manage the situation. What I find interesting is that you had no problem with the Obama’s heading out of the country when we had the gulf oil spill happening but your going to complain about a Republican taking his kids to Orlando during a snow storm.

    How do you spell hypocrisy? P-R-O-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E.

    • Here’s what I posted on May 27, 2010:

      “Where the hell is David Plouffe, Obama’s political guru? I assume he knows there’s an election coming up. I don’t think the phrase “Obama’s Katrina” is something he wants to hear bandied about this summer.

      It’s way, way past time for Barack Obama to — quite literally — get his hands dirty in the Gulf. He’s going to get blamed for whatever goes wrong down there. He needs to take some credit for whatever goes right.”

      • My apologies, your calling out a nameless political guru makes all the difference. Oh wait, you warn the president to do something because he might get held accountable for what happens under his watch must be your idea of calling for him to do what he is being paid to do.

        If this is your idea of hold Democrats accountable for their inability to do their jobs, then it is no surprise that they lost so many seats in the senate and the house last November.

  2. I have no problem with politicians acting like politicians. Obama should have been squeegeeing oil in the Gulf; Christie should have been shoveling snow in New Jersey. It’s theater that helps voters connect with their leaders. Case closed.

    (Chris Christie, by the way, seems to have fallen in love with his “arrogant asshole” persona. I’ll grant that his bully-boy routine plays well with angry wingnuts, but we’ll see how far it gets him elsewhere.)


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