News blogs, sports blogs, entertainment blogs, and more from Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News.
Something really remarkable happened in the world of politics yesterday. This man was lifted up by a helicopter! And they say America has lost its technological edge.
No, semi-seriously, I guess as a "liberal blogger" I'm supposed to be outraged that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a state helicopter to watch a few innings of his kid's baseball game. Whatever -- I mean, people also want me to be outraged because President Obama plays golf. I think both activities are legal (I'm pretty sure Obama's golf is, anyway) and that being the case, in a democracy the voters get to decide whether these things are really important to them.
We live in a strange world where it's cool to coddle billionaires and bully public school teachers, but a short hop on a state helicopter is an outrage. Personally, I'd say make billionaires pay their fair share -- and then Christie can ride the helicopter to whereever he wants.
i will note this, however -- if this is the reason why Christie took the helicopter, it's not very important state business.