Oh, man! Everybody in the left-wing moonbatopshere is going crazy over this story about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie traveling to his son's baseball game in a state helicopter and limousine. Calm down, liberals! You're gonna choke on your soy-based pork rinds (or whatever).
Right before the lineup cards were being exchanged on the field, a noise from above distracted the spectators as the 55-foot long helicopter buzzed over trees in left field, circled the outfield and landed in an adjacent football field. Christie disembarked from the helicopter and got into a black car with tinted windows that drove him about a 100 yards to the baseball field.
During the 5th inning, Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie got into the car, rode back to the helicopter and left the game. During a pitching change, play was stopped for a couple of minutes while the helicopter took off…
"It is a means of transportation that is occasionally used as the schedule demands," said Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak in an email. "This has historically been the case in prior administrations as well, and we continue to be judicious in limiting its use."
Okay, first things first. Sure, Christie — who has spent his entire time in office railing against unnecessary spending and telling his constituents that they need to tighten their belts and make sacrifices — took both a helicopter and a limousine to see his son play a high school baseball game which wasn't actually important enough for him to stay and watch the whole thing. Fine, sure. I got it. But there's one thing that a lot of these angry liberals are forgetting when they criticize him: He is their better.
Chris Christie is not only a governor whom Republicans are literally begging to deign to be their presidential candidate, but he's also rich. And you are probably not. And what right do you — as a poor person (who probably needs a bath) — do you have to hold Christie up to his own supposed convictions? (I'll tell you this: There's a price tag on that kind of right, and you can't afford it.)
Second of all, so what? It was a helicopter and a limousine. That's actually kind of frugal, all things considered. I mean, as far as I know, he humbly decided against hiring a sherpa to carry him from the limo to his seat in the stands. And there's no mention in the article of his seat being a jewel-encrusted velvet cathedra, so I'm assuming it probably wasn't.
Also, the fact that he chose to travel from his mansion to the stadium in a helicopter instead of a rocketship shows that he is indeed serious about tightening belts and making sacrifices.
He gets it!
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