Chris Christie Channels Daniel Boone…

by Datechguy | January 14th, 2013

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Chris Christie Channels Daniel Boone...

I do not approve, I understand

Spock, Star Trek A Taste of Armaged­don 1967

One of the shows of my youth I still have a soft spot for is Daniel Boone star­ing Fess Parker.

Although wildly A-​Historical in some places and with no respect for time­lines (back to back episodes take place as far as 30 years apart with no cast aging) it is a good whole­some show that is not only enter­tain­ing but pro­motes solid mes­sages with­out sac­ri­fic­ing drama or realism.

The sec­ond sea­son closed with a two part “ori­gin” story The High Cum­ber­land that par­tially re-​wrote the 1st sea­son pilot (remov­ing Albert Salmi’s char­ac­ter who departed after sea­son 1) and explain how Boone met his wife Rebecca (played by Patrica Blair one of the least appre­ci­ated beau­ties in tele­vi­sion his­tory). They were later re-​edited into a fea­ture film shown in Europe.

The plot revolves around Boone’s attempt to get his sup­ply wag­ons through to the newly founded fort at Boones­bor­ough before win­ter. After many false starts and har­row­ing adven­tures Daniel and his wag­ons (includ­ing inden­tured ser­vant Rebecca Brian) are approached by a pair of men from the set­tle­ment of Ninety Six. Their own wag­ons had not arrived and they offer a con­sid­er­able amount of money for Mr. Boone’s sup­plies. Despite their entreaties and their descrip­tion of the sit­u­a­tion for the set­tlers at ninety six Boone politely refuses each time.

As the men leave the out­spo­ken Rebecca chal­lenges Daniel on his refusal cit­ing the dire con­di­tions at Ninety Six. He replies that those peo­ple are not his respon­si­bil­ity, the set­ters at Boones­bor­ough are. They put their trust in him and their wel­fare is his respon­si­bil­ity above all else.

Rebecca con­tin­ues say­ing those peo­ple at Ninety Six are going to have a hard win­ter and he replies: Then let the peo­ple who are respon­si­ble for them take care of their own. His respon­si­bil­ity is to the lives entrusted to his care.

Which brings us to Chris Christie and Chris Bedford’s excel­lent piece on his chances in 2016 at the Daily Caller.

I’ll be talk­ing about it in more detail later but for now I’d like to focus on a par­tic­u­lar bit in the piece:

As the Wall Street Journal’s edi­to­r­ial board pointed out, the bill con­tained “$150 mil­lion for Alaskan fish­eries; $2 mil­lion for roof repair at the Smith­son­ian in Wash­ing­ton; and about $17 bil­lion for lib­eral activists under the guise of ‘com­mu­nity devel­op­ment’ funds and so-​called social ser­vice grants,” among a slew of other waste.

Far from being must-​pass leg­is­la­tion,” the NYC-​based Jour­nal con­tin­ued, “this is a dis­grace to the mem­ory of the vic­tims and could taint legit­i­mate efforts to deal with future disasters.”

Yet Christie described those who stopped those who tried to stop this waste­ful spend­ing hid­den in this bill as hav­ing “failed that most basic test of pub­lic ser­vice.” and is demand­ing mil­lions of dol­lars more for his bat­tered state.

Why?

The answer is very sim­ple. Chris Christie sees in the job he is in. Gov­er­nor of NJ. He knows the rules of Wash­ing­ton, he knows the fis­cal sit­u­a­tion and has not been shy about speak­ing to it time and time again.

But all of that doesn’t mat­ter, his respon­si­bil­ity are the peo­ple of New Jer­sey and the peo­ple still recov­er­ing from Sandy. That’s why, in my opin­ion what drove him the week before the elec­tion and what still dri­ves him now.

You may think it’s not a valid excuse (that’s a fair debate) you might think he’s play­ing with other people’s money (you’re right) you might think it’s about his re-​election (well DUH!)

To the peo­ple who still aren’t set­tled who have for some rea­son decided that the Pres­i­dent has absolutely no respon­si­bil­ity for a nat­ural dis­as­ter affect­ing mul­ti­ple states he like Boone from the TV show is the per­son respon­si­ble for get­ting them back again.

And if Christie believes this as well then it’s not going to mat­ter what any­body says, he’s going to just charge for­ward on the Sandy stuff and all the blogs and com­ments in the world won’t move him one bit​.in the world won’t matter.

I do not approve, I understand

Spock, Star Trek A Taste of Armageddon 1967

One of the shows of my youth I still have a soft spot for is Daniel Boone staring Fess Parker.

Although wildly A-Historical in some places and with no respect for timelines (back to back episodes take place as far as 30 years  apart with no cast aging) it is a good wholesome show that is not only entertaining but promotes solid messages without sacrificing drama or realism.

The second season closed with a two part “origin” story The High Cumberland that partially re-wrote the 1st season pilot (removing Albert Salmi’s character who departed after season 1) and explain how Boone met his wife Rebecca (played by Patrica Blair one of the least appreciated beauties in television history). They were later re-edited into a feature film shown in Europe.

The plot revolves around Boone’s attempt to get his supply wagons through to the newly founded fort at Boonesborough before winter. After many false starts and harrowing adventures Daniel and his wagons (including indentured servant Rebecca Brian) are approached by a pair of men from the settlement of Ninety Six. Their own wagons had not arrived and they offer a considerable amount of money for Mr. Boone’s supplies. Despite their entreaties and their description of the situation for the settlers at ninety six Boone politely refuses each time.

As the men leave the outspoken Rebecca challenges Daniel on his refusal citing the dire conditions at Ninety Six. He replies that those people are not his responsibility, the setters at Boonesborough are. They put their trust in him and their welfare is his responsibility above all else.

Rebecca continues saying those people at Ninety Six are going to have a hard winter and he replies: Then let the people who are responsible for them take care of their own. His responsibility is to the lives entrusted to his care.

Which brings us to Chris Christie and Chris Bedford’s excellent piece on his chances in 2016 at the Daily Caller.

I’ll be talking about it in more detail later but for now I’d like to focus on a particular bit in the piece:

As the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board pointed out, the bill contained “$150 million for Alaskan fisheries; $2 million for roof repair at the Smithsonian in Washington; and about $17 billion for liberal activists under the guise of ‘community development’ funds and so-called social service grants,” among a slew of other waste.

“Far from being must-pass legislation,” the NYC-based Journal continued, “this is a disgrace to the memory of the victims and could taint legitimate efforts to deal with future disasters.”

Yet Christie described those who stopped those who tried to stop this wasteful spending hidden in this bill as having “failed that most basic test of public service.” and is demanding millions of dollars more for his battered state.

Why?

The answer is very simple. Chris Christie sees in the job he is in. Governor of NJ. He knows the rules of Washington, he knows the fiscal situation and has not been shy about speaking to it time and time again.

But all of that doesn’t matter, his responsibility are the people of New Jersey and the people still recovering from Sandy. That’s why, in my opinion what drove him the week before the election and what still drives him now.

You may think it’s not a valid excuse (that’s a fair debate) you might think he’s playing with other people’s money (you’re right) you might think it’s about his re-election (well DUH!)

To the people who still aren’t settled who have for some reason decided that the President has absolutely no responsibility for a natural disaster affecting multiple states he like Boone from the TV show is the person responsible for getting them back again.

And if Christie believes this as well then it’s not going to matter what anybody says, he’s going to just charge forward on the Sandy stuff and all the blogs and comments in the world won’t move him one bit.in the world won’t matter.

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