This probably isn’t the dumbest and hyper-partisan piece written over “lane closures”, but it certainly rises pretty high up
Things we learned about Chris Christie during his 108-minute apologia:
“I’m a very loyal guy.”
“I am not a focus-group-tested, blow-dried candidate.”
“I’ve worked for the last 12 years in public life developing a reputation for honesty.”
“I’ve engendered the sense and feeling among the people closest to me that we’re a family.”
“I’m a person who cares deeply about doing my job well.”
Milbank is very upset that Christie used the word “I”, along with similar words, hundreds of times during the PC, which leads to
When Christie delivered the keynote address at the 2012 nomination, the criticism was that he spoke more of himself than of the nominee, Mitt Romney. Now we see that even in adversity, Christie regards himself as the hero.
This tendency is what is likeliest to doom Christie’s presidential hopes — more than the details of “Bridge-gate” or the question of whether he is a bully. Christie’s greatest obstacles are his own self-regard and his blindness to the possibility that he might have erred.
Narcissism is the dominant theme in American politics today, and the man Christie would succeed in the Oval Office appears to suffer from an acute sense of his own righteousness. But Christie takes worship of self to a whole new level.
Love it! “Sure, Obama’s a narcissist, but that Christie guy, wow, massive out of control!” Right. Sure thing, sparky. Has Christie ever done something like make the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death about himself? How about honoring Rosa parks with a picture of himself? How about pictures of himself looking in a mirror? Taking selfies at Mandela’s funeral? Saying that ”those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf”? How about this quote
“This is the moment that the world is waiting for. I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.”
Yeah, but Christie said “I” a lot.
(Axis Of Greed) Perhaps the only time the nation has truly been united under President Obama was when he delivered the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed. And why let a great opportunity for self-aggrandizement go wasted? Taking full credit for the operation, Obama referenced himself (I, I’m, me, my) 15 times! Oddly, never once during this speech did he mention the brave Navy SEALs who actually carried out the operation. But, to Obama, that was a minor detail.
How many times did Obama say that he got Bin Laden? Remember the Greek columns at the DNC in 2008 for his winning the Democrat presidential nomination? How about using every event to push himself?
Nice try, Dana.