This morning, for no particular reason–not because the federal government has ground to a screeching partial halt, and certainly not because he might like to be president someday–Chris Christie would like to remind you how good he is at compromising. The New Jersey governor released a new 30-second TV ad this morning, “Bipartisan.” Against a soaring backdrop of Ferris wheels and beaches, Christie tell us, “I stand up strongly for principles, and I speak bluntly and directly, and I say what I believe. But I also know that my job is to get things done for the people of this state.”
Christie adds that “every accomplishment we’ve had in New Jersey” has been a bipartisan effort.
“See, I think as long as you stick to your principles, compromise isn’t a dirty word,” the governor adds, before putting back on his Ray-Bans and slo-mo turning toward the shoreline, bipartisanly.
It’s a little light on specifics, and it certainly doesn’t change the fact that the House is populated by stubborn, pigheaded, overgrown children willing to send every government employee to unpaid hell in an indefinitely furloughed handbasket if it makes their point. But damn, is it well-timed. The man is good.
The full ad is below.