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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chris Christie to Warren Buffett: 'Write a Check and Shut Up'

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Gov. Bull Bullie is mean-spirited and boorish. But he is a good subject for media interviews and doesn't require interviewers to delve into any difficult analysis. The result is that his coarseness is converted into "plain-spokeness," and presto-chango, he becomes a darling of the media.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Feb 23, 2012 7:46:12 AM

More of interest from the interview: Christie also told Morgan to put up or shut up.

Chris Christie Confronts Piers Morgan for Demagoguing Shareholders' Profits

MORGAN: I'm trying to help the jobless situation in America by encouraging big companies to take a moral responsible lead by doing things that aren't necessarily 100 percent in the interest of their ever-fattening shareholders, but are actually in the interest of the national interest.

CHRISTIE: You know, the ever-fattening shareholders, by the way, are the people who have pensions in this country, who are invested in Apple, the people who have IRAs and 401(k)s who are invested in Apple. And so as those become ever-fattened, they have more money for their retirement, more money for their kids' education, more money to pay their mortgages. And so my point is I don't think demagoguing that piece is necessarily a good thing for you to do.

Secondly, if you're really concerned about that, you really want to do that, then leave CNN, be the CEO of a company, and lead them in a way that's both profitable and beneficial to all the different people you want to be beneficial for. I think that would be fine.

Posted by: Woody | Feb 23, 2012 8:46:17 AM