Real Philosophies and Political Appointees

Videos are surfacing right and left (literally) showing public officials saying things that tell us a little bit more about them and their support of individuals and policies they might not want known.  I’ve been less than amused as I’ve watched some, and this morning came across a video presented as damning evidence against Chris Christie, Republican in the NJ gubernatorial race.

The Corzine campaign posted a video Sunday night showing Chris Christie admitting that he raised money for Governor George W. Bush because he thought he’d be the best President of the United States.  He also says that his appointment to the job as US attorney for NJ was, in part, based on his relationship with the President, as is the case in any political appointment.

Compare that with this video showing Anita Dunn, White House communications director, telling a group of high school students back in June that one of her two favorite political philosophers is Mao tse Tung.  Mao, the leader of China responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of his own people, who led a highly-regarded (at the time) cult of personality that has proven to have been utterly destructive to the Chinese culture and economy.  Hmmm . . .

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