What Do You Think of Gov. Christie's "None of Your Business" Comment?

CBS2 News was in Teaneck asking voters about Christie's comment.

CBS New York reporter Marcia Kramer came to Teaneck recently to gauge reactions to Gov. Chris Christie's comment that where he sends his children for school is "none of your business." 

“You don’t send your children to public schools. You send them to private schools, so I was wondering why you think it’s fair to be cutting funding to public schools?” a woman named Gail asked the governor on Steve Adubato's "On The Line" show.

Christie apparently didn't feel voters should be concerned about his personal schooling choices.

"I don’t ask you where you send your kids to school. Don’t bother me where I send mine,” the governor added, as reported by CBS.

After the initial blunt response, Christie did continue to explain that although he doesn't use his local public schools, he still pays school taxes and wanted his kids to have a religious education. He also noted that as governor he is responsible for the entire state.

Questions about where public officials send their kids for school are not new. Obama Administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan was asked about what school his daughter would attend and told the Washington Post she would go to public school in Arlington, Va.

Not surprisingly, Christie's quote quickly hit cable news and political blogs.  Chatter about Christie's comment spanned from MSNBC to RushLimbaugh.com.

Based on CBS New York's report, people interviewed in Teaneck were not amused by governor's blunt style.

"Kramer took the video clip of the exchange to Teaneck where voters watched, listened and were appalled at the language coming out of the governor’s mouth," CBSNewYork.com reported.

Didn't get a chance to sound off to CBS? Patch wants to know what readers think of Christie's response. 

Share your views in the comments below. The full video is attached to this article.

John fist August 04, 2011 at 03:54 PM
Swordfish you are a true hypocrite and have no place criticizing my language. You call him things like fat ass and make fun of fat people then imply that my particular feeling toward new jersey teachers has something to with my personal short comings, all while ignoring the substance of anything I said the fact of the matter is that if you went through new jersey school system you would understand that if you could have gone to a private school there you would have. All these character assassinations on common sense decisions is just evidence that you are intellectually incapable of accepting the mans argument; not a sign that you defeated it. Stop pretending you know anything about him or anyone else. Maybe he should just let NJ public schools fend for themselves? Cause frankly NJ schools are moderate at best. NJ teachers who are frustrated with Christie understand that he's not simply trying to screw them over and those that don't are able to present no evidence that he does and resort to picking on his weight. Much in the same way it seems you are a rather insecure individual who will spend your next reply cleverly hinting at how big your penis is or how you were the kid doing the picking. I just think it's fun to see you guys so mad at the only guy who makes sense on this issue.
Diane Culp-Schnell March 20, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Since tax payers are PAYING his fat azzz to represent them IT IS THEIR BUSINESS
Susan Druss March 20, 2012 at 04:02 PM
You gave a great answer. Thank for being so factual and informative. Christie does not belong in politics. He belongs on the defunct Sopranos. Again, thanks for the info.
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Richard R Blackston August 06, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Ah…Ha….Chris Christies just as a called you out; not the loveable Teddy Bear by President Obama’s side, and not the lovable joking man from the cable talk shows…You Chris Christies are the far right wing trogon- horse whom cares not for what the poor kid of the mother whom asked you, “Your kids go to a private school, so what gives you the right to take away my child’s school and education?” Chris Christies thank you for showing you have no soul and your heart is as black as coal just like the rest of the dark hearts of your tea party- far right wing- republicans of congress…Chris Christy you were so rude and cold and cruel to that poor women! Well Chris Christies I ask you, what about the middle class and the working poor kids school’s that are being shut down? Where is the lottery money going? Where is our American tax paid dollars going Chris Christies? The lottery doesn’t seem to go to American schools, roads, or our highway bridges….Tell me Chris Christies are you going to ask what my name is and tell me to shut up and remind me, that your ruthless, heartless, soulless money bullying self is in charge of robbing the poor and giving to the rich? If you, Chris Christies becomes president…. I am certainly afraid very afraid. nor Batman or I: the good fairy want you for president!


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