Have you heard? Glenn Beck has a new man crush: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
He’s Beck’s new squeeze because of his ugly eruption in California last week. When a man named Ed Buck asked Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman at a campaign rally why she wouldn’t answer any questions, Christie grabbed the microphone, ran over to the guy, attacked him for daring ask a question, told him to sit down and shut up, and accused him of trying to “divide this country.”
Which, of course, proves why he is known in New Jersey as “Governor Bully.” But doesn’t explain why Glenn Beck is so much in love with him.
After all, it was just last summer when Beck and Christie and so many other Republicans were encouraging Tea Partiers to raise hell, ask questions, disrupt meetings, and demand to be heard. Wasn’t that exactly what Ed Buck, very politely, was trying to do?
As former Chairman of the California Democratic Party, I’ll tell you one thing: Chris Christie’s bullying may work in New Jersey, but not in California.
In California, we expect any candidate for governor, man or woman, to be able to answer questions from reporters or voters.
And we expect any woman to stand on her own – and not need a big, fat, male thug to protect her.
That’s my parting shot for today.