Christie Calls Out Muslim Bigotry, Sinks VP Chances
From Matt Katz’s Christie Chronicles blog in the Philadelphia Inquirer:
It is an extraordinary video, in part because you don’t often hear Republicans calling out elements of their own party for being “bigots” against Muslims. The issue of Islamic extremism is wrought with potential political pitfalls, and yet here is a guy on the short-list for GOP vice-presidential nominees who is directly confronting the topic in the backyard of his own house.
Mr. Katz’s article is a little misleading, as Governor Christie doesn’t explicitly name check the GOP. The message, however, couldn’t be clearer: Christie, for whatever his other faults, isn’t freaking out over Islam like the rest of the Republican party.
It’s no wonder you’re not seeing this on Fox News. The fact alone that conservatives’ prospective White Knight hosted a Ramandan dinner would give most of the nation’s wingnuts massive coronaries.
The video featured in the post can be seen here.