New Jersey governor Chris Christie blasts the “bystander in the Oval Office.”
“I was angry this weekend, listening to the spin coming out of the administration, about the failure of the supercommittee, and that the president knew it was doomed for failure, so he didn’t get involved. Well then what the hell are we paying you for?” Christie said in Camden, N.J. “It’s doomed for failure so I’m not getting involved? Well, what have you been doing, exactly?”
This strikes me as the concern of Americans as we head toward 2012. As a veteran politico put it to me over the weekend: “Stop letting us down. . . . . We don’t want to have to spend this much energy and attention to your job.”
The primary sound of this administration has been an administrator whining about being stuck facing a job he himself asked for. Next November, the guy who seems authentically able and willing to actually do the job will get it.