Thursday, August 26, 2010

Here's One Politician Who Has His Priorities Straight

Tired of all the political grandstanding and game-playing going on as an election draws near? Watch the video below, and learn how a great communicator conveys, in the simplest of terms, what is wrong with the idea of paying taxes to Washington so they can employ mindless bureaucrats who make idiotic (and apparently irreversible) decisions, that use a trivial clerical error as the sole basis to deny hundreds of millions of dollars coming back to benefit the people who paid those taxes in the first place. This would have been unbelievable as recently as twenty to thirty years ago, but it is the kind of government you are paying (and paying!) for today:

Hats off to Governor Christie for laying it out straight!

(And a tip o' the Rumpolean bowler to Power Line.)


  1. Christie... he-who-must-be-obeyed.

  2. Not quite, Nickie -- just he-who-should-be-listened-to. (He doesn't lay down any mandates in the clip above; he simply tells about a federal bureaucratic, inflexible response to a staffer's innocent and harmless screw-up, and shows up the bureaucrat's "response" for the idiocy which it is. But note: he takes full responsibility, and doesn't try to shove it off on "George Bush", or anyone else.)

    There hasn't been such a straight-shooter, tell-it-like-it-is politician since, say, Fred Thompson.