Matt Lewis

Chris Christie: ‘I’m tired of dealing with the crazies’

Maybe it was the debt debate — or maybe it was his trip to the hospital — but somehow I missed this from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last week.

Regarding criticism of Sohail Mohammed, a Muslim-American Christie nominated to New Jersey’s Superior Court Bench, the governor said: “It’s just crazy, and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies. It’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.”

Like him or not, Christie is gutsy. Whether it’s taking on teachers unions, the press, or the right wing of his own party, Christie doesn’t shy away from principled stands — even when they may carry a huge political risk. This is a profile in courage. We need more of this.

h/t: Andrew Sullivan