His approval rating is close to 70 percent and is considered a frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination.
He’s combative to the point of being coarse and is not the least bit reluctant to fire back at anyone who criticizes him. Yet he’s popular in blue New Jersey because in October, when Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast , Christie put his constituents ahead of politics, including his support for Mitt Romney. He worked side-by-side with Obama to get New Jersey federal aid it needed.
While all those Washington lawmakers are on vacation, it would be nice if they took a lesson from Christie and decided to give turmoil and gridlock a rest, too.
Sam Pollak is the editor of The Daily Star in Oneonta, N.Y.