There are two things New Jersey governor Chris Christie loves more than anything, stuffing his face and yelling at teachers who are just trying to do their job. On Saturday he chose the latter, freaking out on a teacher who asked him a simple question during a Rutgers football game.
New Jersey public school teacher, Melissa Tomlinson, approached Christie and his wife and asked “Why do you portray New Jersey Public Schools as ‘failure factories?’”
Chris Christie, not one to shy away from a fight with an innocent school teacher, shouted: “You People! Just Do Your Job.”
He also fell into his typical routine of jabbing his finger in the teachers face as if wagging a finger at a dog who did something wrong.
Tomlinson says she is proud that she asked the question nobody else was asking.
Chris Christie is a shoe-in for another term as New Jersey governor, that basically means he could care less about what his constituent asked because his ticket is already temporarily written. However, with talk surrounding a possible 2016 presidential candidacy it will be interesting to see how Christie turns his outward hatred for New Jersey teachers into an educational platform for all of America.
Playing devils advocate, the New Jersey education system has actually improved in some areas since Chris Christie took over as governor of the state. The State of New Jersey Department of Education showcases some interesting improvements from 2009 through 2011. You can view the states scoring HERE.
Dave Weigel of Slate snapped a picture of the incident and posted it to Twitter for the world to see Chris Christie’s charming side:
New Jersey residents should have learned by now that approaching Chris Christie in public is likely trying to calming talk down a rabid dog, it tends to end with a lot of barking and slober and the uneasy feeling that you may have lost your life had you not backed away when you did.