More Evasions From Christie

From WSJ, we learn that Christie’s habit of telling just a little bit of “like it is”, and hoping you won’t research the facts on the ground in NJ, extends to Common Core, and is attracting attacks and losing votes:

LE MARS, Iowa—At a town hall meeting with Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie on Sunday, [he was asked about Common Core].

“In New Jersey, it’s now gone,” the two-term governor told the crowd of about 150 people. “We’re getting rid of it.”

ChrisChristiePinocchioNot exactly. A state education panel recommended changing the name of the standards and suggested making some tweaks, but didn’t completely abandon the grade-level benchmarks in math and reading, education officials said.

See our previous story on gun permits and Medicaid expansion.

Can elephants tap-dance? We may be about to find out – speed up the music and pass the popcorn!

by Mike

Mike is a British import of more than 30 years, who was a conservative in the days of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

A staunch constitutionalist, Mike espouses all good causes toward the libertarian side of conservative – EG he who governs least, governs best. He believes that the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights mean what they say, and that candidates for office should take their oaths of office seriously.
Here to defend, without irony “Your rights as Englishmen from distant and tyrannical government”, Mike knows whereof he speaks and exhorts all US citizens to live, breathe and teach our history and our constitution.