Monday morning Mr. Bingley and I were deploring that both the governor and the lieutenant governor were out of NJ at the same time.
Look, a governor should go on vacation. I have no problem with that.
What I object to is having a lieutenant governor in the public payroll who also goes on vacation at the same time as the governor. Yes, the lieutenant governor is also the secretary of state for NJ. The first person who has the position of lieutenant governor, however, should have enough political acumen to have scheduled her vacation so it didn’t overlap the governor’s.
Christie’s doing a good job otherwise. He can not control the weather, he does not man the plows, and he’s handled prior blizzards capably in the past, but, only but, he ought to consider that the person who’s supposed to be on watch while he’s away, should be here.