Ed Driscoll

More Shark Jumping

AP reports that Christie Whitman “Warns Against Catering to Right“.

Of course. Because all they did was elect her to governor in New Jersey in the early 1990s when Jim Florio, the state’s Democratic governor, managed to alienate three quarters of the voters by simultaneously passing a major tax increase and gun grab. (I lived in New Jersey in the early ’90s, and it seemed like half the cars on the road had “DUMP FLORIO” bumperstickers on them. I also worked for a very conservative boss at the time who thought that Whitman was the Great Right Hope.)

And then in early 2001, another call from the right came: President Bush made her his first head of the EPA.

No wonder Whitman doesn’t want to cater to the right–it kept finding work for her to do!