Talk radio host Mark Levin is infuriated with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. On Monday, Levin took to his radio show to hammer Christie over his handling of Hurricane Irene. The radio commentator took particular issue with the tone the governor used when addressing New Jersey residents last week.
At The Blaze reported, prior to the storm hitting the East Coast, Christie made the following comments, among others:
“You’re done. It’s 4:30 PM. You’ve maximized your tan. Get off the beach. Get in you cars and get out of those areas.”
Levin’s felt that Christie’s comments were unprofessional and un-statesman-like. Yesterday, on-air, he said:
“This is a governor — he’s an elected official. He’s talking to his citizens this way. People aren’t hanging around on the beach to get a tan when it’s overcast, windy and raining. And ‘get out of your beach house.’ In other words, drop everything you own. Drop everything you have because the governor says so. And if you don’t do it, you get maligned by the governor. Now this is a man whose ego is completely out of control.”
According to Levin, the governor should have left the decision to evacuate up to homeowners. He says that Christie could have merely encouraged the evacuation, while making known the lack of available public services should they choose to stay. He felt that Christie demeaned residents:
“The governor’s job is to provide people with information and if he thinks they should leave based on the best information he has. He should strongly encourage it. He shouldn’t belittle them. He shouldn’t scream at them. He shouldn’t call them names. Just say it like a statesman, you big slob.”
Listen to Levin’s strongly-worded response, below:
(h/t The Daily Caller)
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