New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is often propounded to be a possible Vice Presidential running mate for Mitt Romney. Ridiculously, the GOP establishment considers Gov. Christie
- who has put on egregiously unprofessional displays before the cameras, among other things - as being more qualified for the job than Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
. Though he does not reference the Leadership Theory
by name underpinning Gov. Palin's action, Mr. L references it in a very practical way
. He understands that she is a Servant Leader
, while Gov. Christie and others like him are statists see themselves as "lording" over their constituents.
Mr. L montages, compares and contrasts several videos of both governors interacting with constituents who don't particularly like them or their policies. The difference between Govs. Palin and Christie is stark. Gov. Palin walked into each situation facing hostile constituents, often under adverse conditions, and walked out with those constituents at worst respecting her position, and in some cases seeing things her way. In every case, Gov. Christie simply made a fool of himself, behaving in a manner unbecoming his position, grossly demeaning and diminishing the office he holds.
In his synopsis, Mr. L wrote
Garden State's Gavone Governor Chris Christie caught in his tough guy routine once again with a NJ resident on a Jersey boardwalk over the weekend. Sarah Palin supporters ask, this is who the GOP establishment thought was qualified to be President or VP but not Former Governor Sarah Palin? I compare Christie's style to Palin's when dealing with the public at large. Is there any difference between Christie and big government statist liberals like Obama who prefer to "lord" over rather than "serve" the masses?