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.