Chris Christie loves the spotlight, and got plenty of it on last night's episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Stewart highlighted Christie's promised veto of A-1465, which would decriminalize up to 15 grams of marijuana. Christie's guiding principle here? The federal government still considers marijuana illegal, and it's not NJ's place to question the wisdom of the federal government.
"I don't think the state should be in the business of undercutting the federal government on that policy."
Of course, the inverse logic applies to Christie's take on currently illegal sports betting, which our governor figures everyone is doing anyway. So he says he'll fight the federal government on that.
"If someone wants to stop us, then they'll have to take action to try and stop us."
Oh, and he doesn't like Obamacare, either. So of course, his statement on today's healthcare ruling is predictably convenient, if not hypocritical given his stance on pot:
"...each governor should have the ability to make decisions about what works best for their state."
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Of Vice and Men - New York Weed Bill Dies & Chris Christie's Veto Threat