Rosie: Christie's comin' on strong
Oh, Paul Sarlo went there.
Listen, you can lob fat jokes at Chris Christie all day, and he'll laugh and tell you he's got a funnier one. You can call him a puppet of George Norcross, and he'll tell you, "That's Mister Norcross to you. And me."
But you do not go after Bruce Springsteen. Oh no.
Following the bad news about April revenue collections being lower than attendance at a Newark Bears baseball game, Sarlo said lawmakers are going to have to take another look at tax cuts, even when it seemed Christie and Steve Sweeney had things ironed out. Reasonable enough argument, even if I blogged about it earlier this week, and if you're reading this, you know reasoned arguments have no place in Burn the Boats.
But Sarlo then goes one step further in attacking the "New Jersey Comeback." He goes all Boss on Christie, saying, "It looks like the governor's comeback is stuck somewhere in the swamps of Jersey."
Forget that it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to tie the budget and tax cuts to "Rosalita," especially when there's plenty more to choose from in Springsteen's blue-collar catalog. This is the sound of kid gloves being exchanged for boxing mitts. I'm just hoping Christie comes back in late June with:
"It's budget night, working all night
But Sarlo, I'm comin' on strong,
By the time this get signed in the mornin' light
I'll have my tax cut, you'll play along."
Should be fun to watch. Too bad this is one show neither the Izod nor Prudential arenas will get to host.
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