"You fix my back... I fix yours" appears to be the new unofficial motto for New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie.
Christie was swept into office on the tea party platform of crushing corruption and waste in a State which is notorious for criminal politicians and union thugs engaging in an endless circle-jerk of kick-backs, graft and cronyism.
So, is it any big surprise to anyone, outside of delusional teabaggers, that when a spot opened up on the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Governor Christie chose someone he knows well: his personal chiropractor, David Allen.
Allen has since been confirmed. But the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is tasked with vetting candidates for various boards and commissions, hadn't been informed that Christie was a patient of Allen's.
“I guess in the interests of full disclosure, the governor could have told us,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas Scutari (D-Union).... “Why not? He got his personal driver on the parole board,” referring to Christie’s campaign driver, (former State Police Administrator) Allen Delvento, who now earns $116,500 a year for a spot on the parole board in addition to his $90,000 a year State Police pension.
Apparently, driving a fat bastard to Dunkin' Donuts is sufficient reason to appoint him over all other qualified candidates... and at a salary which is nearly triple the national average of $46,326 to boot!
Now.... let's see how many teabaggers respond with yawns of "so what?" and counter with examples of liberal corruption and cronyism.
I hope they do... because that is exactly the point of this post; to show that their own "hopie, changie" guy is just another flim-flam artist who conned his way into the job on a platform of "cleaning up corruption and waste."
Comparing his actions to those of the many crooked liberal politicians out there will only serve to illustrate the point that the only thing that the NJ Tea Party bought with all their tea bag hats and patriot rallies was a fat, sweaty sack of the same old shit.
Witness also the exact same cronyism from Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, who hired the girlfriend/mistress of his buddy, Republican State Senator, Randy Hopper, at a whopping $12,000 MORE than the person who previously held the position. Way to go Scott! That'll help solve Wisconsin's budget deficit!
In short, Tea Party Nation... your champions of truth, justice and the American way are largely just as crooked and self-serving as the people you sent them there to replace... And in many cases, teabagger fever helped remove some good, honest, incumbent politicians in doing so.
These are just a few of the many reasons that the Tea Party is waning and losing momentum. You can fool some of the people all of the time... and all of the people some of the time... but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
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