Chris Christie: Where My Kids Go to School is None of Your Business
Chris Christie last night, in New Jersey on public TV, “Christie on the Line.” This is why people like the guy. In a prerecorded videotaped question, a woman named “Gail” says (sniveling), “You don’t send your kids to public schools, you send ’em to private schools. So I was wondering, Governor, why do you think it’s fair to be cutting school funding to public schools?”
CHRISTIE: Hey, Gail? You know what? First off: It’s none of your business. I don’t ask you where you send your kids to school; don’t bother me about where I send mine. Secondly: I pay $38,000 a year in property taxes for a public school predominantly in Mendham that my wife and I don’t choose to utilize because we believe — we’ve decided — as parents that we believe a religious education should be part of our children’s everyday education. So we send our children to parochial school. Third: I, as governor, am responsible for every child in this state, not just my own, and the decisions that I make are to try to improve the educational opportunities of every child in this state. So with all due respect, Gail, it’s none of your business.