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.

Keith gardner June 24, 2011 at 01:08 AM
We need many more men like him, plain spoken, honest.
Jym Caputo June 24, 2011 at 02:26 AM
freeking whiners ...... go hug a tree. Mr. Christe has something BO is lacking..... balls and common sense.
Swordfish June 24, 2011 at 02:30 AM
More men like him r u joking...he is a piece of _ _ _ _...no one should ever have to have to deal with something like him...he lies, cheats and steals...he is rude, ignorant, and socially challenged...
Nick Giovinelli June 24, 2011 at 02:06 PM
Lynn and Sue: We as citizens can not and should not expect to be treated with respect by anyone (even our elected officials) when we choose to treat them with disrespect. The fact that he has no children in the public school system is absolutely irrelevant, no matter how she asked the question. Gail phrased the question in a manner as to be a passive "shot" at the Governor and he handled it like someone who doesn't take S--T from anyone. Too bad there are not more like him. Oh, and cutting the amount of money you send to "public education" really isn't cutting education. It's cutting the amount of money the teacher's unions can squeeze out of the taxpayers, since up to 80% of school budgets go to salaries, benefits and pensions and not into the classrooms for the children. And please take note that I said "Teacher's Unions" NOT Teachers.
Susan Druss June 24, 2011 at 06:35 PM
He has no ball nor common sense. He is a bully and a corporate CEO butt kisser. He belongs in Rikers as a Warden, not as a governor. He cannot reply to anyone that has a question as a stateman because he is NOT A STATEMAN. Any question that goes against HIS PLANS or what he wants too do is answered as a "street thug". That's exactly what he is. He just happens to have a suit and an education. The next time New Jersey resident are at the polls, maybe he'll get the message. But I doubt it.
Michael Ollins June 26, 2011 at 05:43 PM
Two things: I think people responded so approvingly of Christie's tone, not because he was correct in what he said or the way he said it, but because everyone is so tired of how politicians evade questions and immediately fall back on their script. He was rude, arrogant and WRONG. Second: as the head of the state, it is a poor reflection on what you really think of your schools if you don't send your kids to a public school. It would be like the president of Godfather's Pizza being seen eating at Domino's. What's wrong with your pizza, Mr. Godfather? If Christie wants his kids to have a religious education, he can supplement his kids' public school education by sending them to catechism after school as many parents do. When yo go to Catholic school hiow many classes in religion do you take on any given day anyway? He completely overlooks the fact that ina Catholic school his kids probably have small classes, good supplies, the latest text books, etc -- all the things he won't ensure the public schools get.
qnswmn June 27, 2011 at 03:26 PM
What a HUGE, gross, disgusting crude loud mouth oaf! What could he possibly teach his children let along anyone else about respect, courtesy, and good manners? He said that he is not VP material, as far as I can see he is not Governor Material either! How did he become a Governor in the first place! How can his wife stand the sight of him, Ewwwwwww! How could the people of NJ vote for him?
Angler021 June 27, 2011 at 04:17 PM
Typical liberals having a tantrum because a conservative wouldn't immediately duck for cover and get apologetic when they try and manipulate the conversation. I don't notice you calling people on the left "boorish" or "rude" or a "loudmouth" when they insult conservatives. You're great at namecalling - so are firstgraders on the playground when they don't get their way. Try using adult reason and logic once in awhile instead of emotional outbursts. But you won't, because you'd quickly find your liberalism falling apart on you.
Lori Flahart June 28, 2011 at 03:22 AM
I thank my lucky stars this person is not my governor, he is very rude and has let all the national attention go straight to his big huge head. I hope the nice folks of NJ will make sure when its his time to be voted in again they will have a change of openion when they cast there vote.. I think he's a bully and most of all he's full of bull, he looks like he has just eaten an ox for lunch, he should be embarressed of himself I know I am ashamed of him..
Star June 28, 2011 at 06:20 PM
Christie has more brains and balls than most of the former governors of NJ. You all should welcome the changes. He's trying to get NJ budget under control. If you negative posters think you can do a better job, why don't you email him and give him your advice? He might just like that. Would you all rather have a liar representing you like Anthony Weiner? Someone who is too afraid to disagree with you for fear of losing your vote? Or would you rather have an honorable family man who is not afraid to answer your questions honestly? I think Chris Christie is exactly what New Jersey needs and he WILL make a difference!
Swordfish June 28, 2011 at 09:43 PM
Honorable family man are u kidding...he is far from honorable...he does lie to the people of New Jersey beside being rude, ignorant, and socially unacceptable...Anthony Weiner all he did was take pictures of his weiner at least he is not a weiner..........
K. Chan June 29, 2011 at 12:57 AM
The point of the woman's question was that if he's sending his kids to private schools, why is he cutting funding for public schools? If he can afford to send them to private schools, it is thanks to his paycheck from NJ tax payers. The person who asked the question was very polite. His ill-mannered, disrespectful reply sounds like he is unable to teach manners at home, but that isn't the fault of the public. It's quite hypocritical that HE doesn't want her to judge how HIS kids are being educated yet HE wants to decide how HER kids are educated... HER taxes help are pay for HIS kids' education. His attitude needs an adjustment. And if he seeks judgement, instead of tax payers funding the big bucks to haul his big ole butt to see a bit of his son's baseball game, why didn't he just walk? He's a politician. He'll get free medical care when his 300 pound body has a heart attack. Will the polite person who questioned him? Also, people, quit throwing slams at each other. It doesn't help solve the problem and we aren't on 'teams'. Focus on the problems in the political arena. Too many Congress members are forgetting who funds them...you and me. They get life time pensions and medical care and then turn on our children and our elderly. Quit with the throwing stones and look at the real problem to find solutions. Don't be fooled. Encouraging you to fight amongst yourselves diverts your attention to from they are doing. Think about it and get tough for us (U. S.) .
Armstead Mealy June 29, 2011 at 05:38 PM
Mr Christie is a bull in a china shop. Dives into pools without checking for water. The damage this man is causing will be felt for years to come. Pats himself on the back for exposing a few salary abuses,while blowing 400 million for education ! Expounds on how we need to discipline our selves while he can't see his feet. How in the world some nincompoops consider this big mouth for national office is beyond me. Disrespecting the woman asking a question of her PUBLIC SERVANT is just a sign. I hope she remembers next time when she votes. When will we wake up and stop funding and electing these millionaires ?
Diane Culp-Schnell June 30, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Christie-a narcississtic psychopath... good luck with that NJ
Diane Culp-Schnell June 30, 2011 at 01:03 PM
'Entitlement attitudes'??? Oh you mean what the tax payer's $$$ is wasted on that they have no say in with what or how? And you feel they have to just suck up this fat fuks rudeness and arrogance while pi$$ing their $$$ down the drain--- obviously the truth hit him or he wouldn't have had to have been such a dick in his response
sharon June 30, 2011 at 09:39 PM
Again, Again, Again, Christie is showing his Big bullish side. I felt he missed the question entirely. Ms.Gail, as I shall call her did not question him about why he sent his children, but why he thought it was fair to cut funding to public schools. Christie is a Big, Big, Big bully who uses his position to do whatever he wants and of course get's away with it because he is who he is--The Governor !!!
John July 01, 2011 at 04:41 AM
This is typical Gov. Christie arrogance. Does anyone remember when he stated, "teachers use their students as drug mules"? Or how about when he blamed the Obama administration for NJ losing out on 400 million in federal aid to schools, then refused to apologize when it was discovered Christie was wrong? This moron has pitted the people of NJ against each other. He blames public employees for the financial hardship of the state. Meanwhile, he funds the Revel casino in AC to the tune of $264,000,000. And as if that’s not enough, he wants to redo Zanadu because he feels it's too ugly. Then there’s the screw-up of the ARC tunnel. The Feds offered to give half of the money back to NJ for highway funding if NJ paid what it rightfully owed. But Gov. Arrogance decided it was all or nothing. SMOOTH MOVE IDIOT! Now we owe the full amount. But perhaps the most mind-boggling move by Gov. idiot was when he decided that if you didn't use your gift card within 2 yrs, the state would confiscate the value. Well FAT SLOB, I have a sweater in my closet I haven't worn for 5yrs come get it! Or would you prefer some cheesecake and an industrial size bag of Doritos?
joe h July 02, 2011 at 06:58 AM
chris christie is a big fat bully, his wife makes millions of dollars a year and he still takes a $150,000 pay check, everyone but him should take a pay cut, i guess he uses the money to feed that big fat mouth of his!!!!
Frank Schoenig July 29, 2011 at 02:08 AM
And if the question was asked about this to any of you, what would you reply? You go Governor. Wen need more reality like this. The state is going to shine under this man's leadership. Those of you who make these statements about big and fat, etc. How is your conscience doing and is you discernment about right and wrong? Lose the emotionality and hook up. The man is doing what is best for NJ.
Mel Cava August 03, 2011 at 12:16 AM
As the BOSS, his fellow New Jersey home boy says, "baby we were born to run...." There is no doubt the country needs his leadership now more than ever. So run Christie run!!!
Swordfish August 03, 2011 at 10:26 PM
I agree with the person who called christie a blow hard...this man is single handedly ruining nj schools...he is paying back all his well connected friends...this jerk was the kid that was bullied on the play ground and in PE classes because he could not do what the other kids were doing ....this is his way of getting even with the teachers...the same teachers who educated him...u see there is a place for a blow hard like him...
Swordfish August 03, 2011 at 10:31 PM
Fat ass friends are the reason for nj financial problems....remember the names norcross....whittman all made millions off the backs of the middle class....christie makes a good chunk of money...and he eats it all...fat slob
John fist August 04, 2011 at 08:43 AM
I think he is completely justified in responding the way he did. The subtext of the question was not whether or not he felt it was right to cut school funding which is a loaded question because either he felt it was right or he was just doing it to fuck with democrats. The heart of that question is that she is asking him whether or not he feels ashamed for being "hypocritical." The reality is that New Jersey public school teacher, (and believe me I know a lot of them) would probably not give his children a fair education anyway considering his stance on education and the thuggish unions that oppose his efforts. The fact is that nobody has an argument that makes as much sense as what he did, and people are at an intellectual loss and looking to overcome it with name calling and loaded bullshit questions like the caller.
John fist August 04, 2011 at 08:53 AM
Ps how old are you people that you guys can't get over fat jokes? No one here is sporting some muffin tops? Everyone here is ripped? Why was he being so unreasonable with teachers? It's funny but as an independent he seems like the more reasonable in comparison to the union opposition who prays for his death like satanist pigs. Try asking him a question like a human being, he never struck me as an unreasonable person, but I've never seen a video where he was asked a question in a reasonable tone, ever. And if you think that woman on the phone was asking him a cool and level headed earnest and fair question, then you are not thinking at all, because you would all react the same way if someone called your parenting into question. To be honest its really cute in a sort of pathetic way to see how you people are whining and crying and then in the same breath spewing on and on about how he is over reacting.
Swordfish August 04, 2011 at 02:24 PM
You know alot of NJ school teachers....interesting...nice language in your response...First all NJ Teachers do not judge children on what their parents political views are...So I guess all the teachers you say you know...like the comment you made...or maybe you were one of those students that got picked on in school...
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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