Instead of losing the weight, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been throwing his weight around, but not in a good way.
First, he maligns Washington's House Republicans and their leadership because they delayed sending Superstorm Sandy federal aid, even though the bill was packed with pork. What do fisheries in Alaska have to do with rebuilding the Boardwalk in New Jersey or de-flooding the Subway in New York City? House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa was correct to slam that legislation laden with earmarks and handouts. Good Government cannot go hand in hand with Big Government, Governor. For a governor who blasted Trenton's Democratic majority for wanting bigger government, higher taxes, and more spending, and who lambasted a disgruntled teacher with "You don't have to do it", he has no reason to lose his temper with Washington.
Then Governor Christie goes "Jersey" on the National Rifle Association because they released a commercial blasting President Obama's hypocrisy about gun control. The commercial indicted President Obama's insistence about taking away guns, yet his own daughters attend an elite private school with armed guards. The double-standard of the President and the mainstream media about banning firearms instead of arming "good guys" is just appalling.
Christie should broaden access to firearms, and stop shooting at fellow Republicans. Instead of going after guns, he should blast New Jersey's public sector unions leaders who refused to deal on pension reductions, which would diminish public safety layoffs, and the rising crime rate, in Trenton and Newark.