Monday, May 24, 2010


Saturday, an estimated 35,000 people (mostly state union employees) turned out for a rally in Trenton to protest Governor Chris Christie's budget cuts to schools and towns. They also railed against the Governor's plans to institute further public employee pension and benefit reforms.

Today, Christie led the swearing in of new State Labor commissioner Hal Wirths. Although he was not taking questions from the press, as the Governor turned to walk into his inner office at the State House, he was asked what he thought about Saturday's rally.

"I hope they had a good time," said Christie. "I hoped they helped spur Trenton's economy." The Governor was then asked what he thought of New Jersey Education Association president Barbara Keshishian's assertion that Democrats who don't oppose Christie's cuts are in fact the Governor's accomplices. Christie responded, "Nice try."

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