Jon Stewart last night lampooned three republicans weighing a 2016 presidential run but whereas he mocked Mitt Romney for losing elections as well as the support of tattoo-guy and Lindsay Graham for talking funny when it came to Chris Christie:
- Property taxes, bad 5 years ago, keep escalating but now municipal debt has also exploded as localities maneuver around Christie’s mindless tax cap
- Public pensions, on the brink of bankruptcy 5 years ago, have hit the wall and it’s only a matter of finding innovative ways to renege on promises that the courts won’t overturn
- Atlantic City, desperate for a recovery plan 5 years ago, didn’t get it.
The joke is no longer on Christie who gets the celebrity treatment he so craved but on us in New Jersey who now serve as his punchline.