Christie accepts anthropocentric climate change (but he might be a Deflategate denier)

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie’s comments on climate change came Thursday night at the Cheshire County Lincoln Day Dinner, Save Jerseyans, during a 2-day campaign leadership PAC swing. “I think global warming is real,” he reportedly told the audience. “I don’t think that’s deniable. And I do think human activity contributes to it.”

He’s not being inconsistent. In 2011, the Governor declared his believe that “When you have over 90 percent of the world’s scientists who have studied this stating that climate change is occurring and that humans play a contributing role it’s time to defer to the experts,” but in more recent times he’s said less on the topic save for a 2013 exchange in which he beat up a reporter (justifiably) for suggesting there was a firm link between Hurricane Sandy and CO2 emissions.

A less credible theory in the Governor’s mind? Deflategate culpability for the Patriots, or at least the team’s star quarterback, Tom Brady (who happens to be pretty popular in the New England battleground state of New Hampshire) stemming from a damning new report:

You may accuse him of pandering. Others may suspect he’s empathizing with another public figure at a time when he, because of Bridgegate, also feels put upon by a media lynch mob.

Me? I think the Big Guy just likes torturing Eagles fans like yours truly.


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  1. Rooney writes: “Me? I think the Big Guy just likes torturing Eagles fans like yours truly.”

    Let’s put aside for now the absolutely inane banality of Rooney’s closing remark along with the fact that both the Eagles and their fans absolutely suck.

    All that Gov. Pant Load has EVER done involves pandering.

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