Politics & Policy

Tom Corbett Stumps with Chris Christie for Columbus Day

Tom Corbett came to Central Pennsylvania today to stump with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the Lycoming County Victory Center in Williamsport. Battle ‘10 was there, and has video of Corbett’s remarks below. Corbett and Christie, both former U.S. attorneys, have forged a friendship that they’re bringing with them on the campaign trail as Christie goes to bat for like-minded political allies.

“Can you imagine what we can accomplish in Pennsylvania and New Jersey,” Corbett recounted musing to Christie, “having two former prosecutors now as governors going after special interests, making sure that money is spent for you, the taxpayer, and not the special interests.”

Corbett leads his opponent, Democrat Dan Onorato, but double digits according to recent polls.

0:15 – Spending, debt, and status quo politics

1:00 – Education Reform

1:40 – “25 percent of children born, raised, and educated in Pennsylvania leave to find opportunity elsewhere”

1:50 – Corbett’s vision for Pennsylvania

2:05 – Harrisburg lacks real leadership, meaning one who will cut spending, cut taxes, take on special interests, and provide economic climate for job growth

2:45 – Speaks to Chris Christie’s strengths

3:40 – Slams Rendell for higher unemployment, spending, taxes, etc.

4:15 – Cites experience in making tough decisions as Attorney General, and lauds Christie’s experience as governor as evidence of ability to deliver reform

5:00 – Introduction of Christie Christie

Most Popular

Education

Is Journalism School Worth It?

Clarence Darrow dropped out of law school after just a year, figuring that he would learn what he needed to know about legal practice faster if he were actually doing it than sitting in classrooms. (Today, that wouldn't be possible, thanks to licensing requirements.) The same thing is true in other fields -- ... Read More
Culture

Wednesday Links

Today is ANZAC Day, the anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli: Here's some history, a documentary, and a Lego re-enactment. How DNA Can Lead to Wrongful Convictions: Labs today can identify people with DNA from just a handful of cells, but a handful of cells can easily migrate. The 19th-century art of ... Read More
World

Microscopic Dots. Let’s Look at Them.

Stuart E. Eizenstat has written a big book on the Carter presidency. (Eizenstat was Carter’s chief domestic-policy adviser. He also had a substantial hand in foreign affairs.) I have reviewed the book for the forthcoming NR. Eizenstat tells the story of a meeting between President Carter and Andrei Gromyko, the ... Read More
Law & the Courts

Alfie and Haleigh and Charlie and Jahi

When British hospital officials tried to pull the plug on 23-month-old toddler Alfie Evans on Monday night in arrogant defiance of his parents' wishes, many Americans took to Twitter to count their blessings that they live in a country that would not allow such tyranny. "Stories like Alfie Evans make me ... Read More