The most impressive thing I heard about our governor his week was from a small business owner from Syosset, NY. This guy and his brother drove from Long Island to Belford to buy a truck from me early this week, before Christie's appearance on CNBC. After "how are you, nice to meet you" his next words were "How about that new Governor of yours?! He's just what we need in New York. He's starting a wave that will move across the country." I kid you not. That's what the owner of a demolition company from Long Island said to the guy who sold him his new truck.
Christie has often said he will govern as a one termer. He's not. Corzine and Florio governed as one termers. McGreevey governed as a 1/2 termer. Chris Christie is governing according to his oath of office and his campaign promises. More than the chattering class is noticing.
"There is no other website out there with more influence in Central NJ. " ~ Adam Geller, CEO, National Research
" I read your blog all the time." ~ Chris Christie (April 6, 2009 while a candidate for Governor)
"More Monmouth Musings is a must-read. Art Gallagher skillfully covers local, state and national affairs and his blog is a definite stop on the daily news round up. A respected conservative, Art knows when to question conventional wisdom and his guest commentators provide an array of opinions on everything from the State House to the school board." ~ Senator Joe Kyrillos
" dung droppings" ~ commenter on Frank Pallone's facebook page.
"Can't speak for bigoted ignoramuses though so I'll leave that to you and yours." ~ Kathy Baratta
"Retarded" ~ Adam Puharic, former Monmouth County GOP Chairman
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"Oh my goodness!" ~ Mayor Anna Little, future Congresswoman
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"MMM is a great source of insider gossip and news in the conservative wing of the Republican Party and the Tea Party. I don’t agree with everything I read, but I keep taking a look- it is definitely entertaining. However, MMM would be better and could have far greater credibility if Art Gallagher didn’t display his biases quite so obviously and ran an unbiased forum for discussion. " ~ Mickey Gooch, Mickey Gooch
Pallone's Town Hall Meeting, Red Bank, August 25, 2009