My mother bought our family its first television when I was a little boy. So I must have watched the “boob tube” for sixty years by now. I always heard comments such as “there’s never anything good on” as I grew up. Compared to today’s garbage, TV of the past was an art form. I am proud to join New Jersey Governor Chris Christie when he demonstrated how much he hates reality shows, especially one with his state’s name in it.
Governor Chris Christie is one of the few politicians I truly like. He may be a little rough around the edges, and I don’t always agree with him, but he is a hard working representative of the people of New Jersey, and always speaks his mind. And, he makes me laugh.
He was celebrating the grand opening of the new “Boardwalk” along the Jersey shore. The old and famous original had been destroyed by “Superstorm Sandy”. He, along with all of New Jersey, was proud to see it finished before the Memorial Day Weekend.
What the Governor is not proud of is the “reality show”, “Jersey Shore”.
The “Today Show” was on the scene of the ribbon cutting. Governor Christie was interviewed for a segment, and at the same time “Snooki”, the “star” of the aforementioned reality show, was being filmed for a separate segment.
The two celebrities had what can only be termed as an “awkward encounter”. Snooki complained that Christie was standing too close to her, so, mockingly, he leans in closer.
The Governor extended his hand, and the “Jersey Shore” star said, “I just wanted to meet you, and just, hope you start to like us.”
Words that were exchanged between the two were not revealed to the press. As Snooki walks away, she pulls the classic, “I hate your guts” face.
Later, she tweeted: “Getting told why we are bad for jersey. Amazing.”
Why would anyone think that? Just because you portray the sleezy, slutty side of the Garden State, why would you think the state’s Governor would find your image degrading to the majority of New Jersey’s residents? It must be another case of a reality star not facing reality.
Reality shows are demeaning to all sensible Americans. It’s shocking to me that some people actually believe they are “real”. They are merely actors, albeit bad ones, performing in front of a director, sound and lighting professionals, and cue card holders.
Meanwhile, back to the “real” reality.
Governor Christie has received his 14th endorsement by a Democrat in his reelection bid. Paterson City Council President Anthony Davis explained why he believed Christie would make a better governor than his Democratic opponent, state Senator Barbara Buono.
“Governor Christie believes in putting progress before politics and knows that’s what people in every part of New Jersey expect from their leaders.”
Christie has continually crossed party lines to ensure necessary programs are in place, and functioning smoothly.
Jersey City Mayor-elect Steve Fulop (D) said in a debate last month that he had not decided between Christie and Buono. His endorsement is valuable. Jersey City is the state’s second largest city. Fulop, himself has had support from some Republicans. He said an endorsement will come, but his priority is acclimating to his role as Mayor.
The Congress of the United States should follow New Jersey, and work across the aisle, as one governing body instead of acting like bickering children. After all, as I’ve heard all my live, “can’t we all just get along?”
The Guardian Express