Looks like ridiculing older people isn’t much of a concern with New Jersey governor and GOP convention keynoter Chris Christie, who tears into Gov. Jerry Brown as an “old retread” while dishing red meat to the California delegation gathered in Tampa. From Capitol Alert:
"California made the bad choice by going with an old retread," Christie said. "Jerry Brown. Jerry Brown? I mean, he won the New Jersey presidential primary over Jimmy
Carter when I was 14 years old. And now I've got to sit at the National Governor's Association with this guy and have him come up to me and say, 'Gov. Christie, stop telling people that I want to raise taxes. I'm not trying to raise taxes.'
"And I said, 'Yeah you are, Jerry.'
"And he said, 'No, no, Chris, I'm not, I want to put them on the ballot and let the people decide.'
"Man, that's leadership, isn't it?"