Asbury Park Press Calls For Christie To Resign

graphic via writersbeat.com

graphic via writerbeat.com

Calling Governor Christie an embarrassment and a disgrace, The Asbury Park Press  and five other Gannet newspapers in New Jersey, called The Donald’s new backdrop to step down in an editorial posted last night.

While the APP has captured the sentiment of much of New Jersey, Christie resigning is about as likely as Senate President Steve Sweeney giving Judge David Bauman a confirmation hearing for his nomination to the State Supreme Court.  It’s not going to happen.  The only way Christie gives up the perks of his office voluntarily before the end of his term is if he is elected or appointed to a senior position in the Trump Administration.

The APP editorial board says that if Christie doesn’t resign (does anyone really think he would take Sara Palin’s career path?) that New Jersey citizens should initiate a recall effort.

The problem with that is that New Jersey’s recall process is designed to fail.  Here’s a summary of the process and the governing laws.

Even if a recall committee is found, by the recall election official, to have all their ducks in a row before circulating a petition, 1,154,282 registered voters (25% of New Jersey registered voters) would have to personally sign a petition for recall.  Electronic petitions won’t fly.  A recall election would have to be held on or before to June 7, 2017; six months before the next election for governor.

New Jersey’s best hope for being rid of Chris Christie prior to January, 2018 is for Donald Trump to be elected president.

Posted: March 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Asbury Park Press, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , , , | 10 Comments »

10 Comments on “Asbury Park Press Calls For Christie To Resign”

  1. Jeannie said at 1:16 pm on March 2nd, 2016:

    Really?Who are you to say that Governor Christie should resign because he is standing next to&supporting Donald Trump?People can choose who they want to support.I thought you were an impartial newspaper.I guess not .Too bad.

  2. Kathy Baratta said at 1:17 pm on March 2nd, 2016:

    I look at Christies’s face in the above and immediately all I can think of is the line from “Rosemary’s Baby” when Rosemary comes to and says, “…this is no dream, this is really happening.”

  3. Kathy Baratta said at 1:32 pm on March 2nd, 2016:

    To “Jeannie,”

    If I misjudged your meaning, I apologize in advance. However, it appears you are alluding to Art’s running a “newspaper” here?

    My good woman, this is a blog. A place where opinions matter as much (if not more than) than facts. Coming here expecting “newspaper” reportage is akin to getting an industrial-grade silicone butt injection in the back room of a bodega and calling it cosmetic surgery.

    Are you one of those “low information voters” that are responsible for the travesty that is a Trump candidacy?

  4. The Countdown's On said at 2:24 pm on March 2nd, 2016:

    Kathy, I believe Jeannie is referring to the Asbury Park Press, not Art’s blog, when she says “I thought you were an impartial newspaper.I guess not.”

    Your criticism of her is rude and heavy-handed. The AsbParkPress is out of line and looking to sell papers.

    Regardless, Christie is an ass and will never recover from his act of shameless opportunism. And, oh yes, Trump’s impending nomination will be a catastrophic train wreck for the GOP. They will lose The Senate, The House, and The Supreme Court will swing hard left, altered for a generation.

    Goodbye GOP, the fat lady is about to sing.

  5. Kathy Baratta said at 3:19 pm on March 2nd, 2016:

    What say we wait for “Jeannie” to speak for herself, anonymous speculator.

  6. The Countdown's On said at 3:53 pm on March 2nd, 2016:

    My, my. You are rude, aren’t you.

  7. Kathy Baratta said at 4:26 pm on March 2nd, 2016:

    You say rude, I say assertive. How ’bout, let’s call the whole thing off. I’ve indulged you further than I do most anonymous on-liners.

    Have the stones to post under your real name or kick rocks. (Now that was rude. Note the difference).

  8. The Countdown's On said at 4:48 pm on March 2nd, 2016:

    Hmm. Rude, and self-important too. Lovely combination. Sorry Kathy, not worth my time.

    Moving on.

  9. Jimmy Jones said at 7:36 pm on March 2nd, 2016:

    Let’s not forget that the APP is owned by Gannet. The same company that Ownes the 5 other papers.

    And they wonder why the newspaper business is failing. Lol

  10. Jimmy Jones said at 7:37 pm on March 2nd, 2016:

    Let’s also remember that Baratta had her own blog that failed.

    Sour grapes?