And who said all of THIS too, about the New Jersey Governor?
Mystery Speaker, partial Transcript:
It is a real privilege for me to be asked to say a few words on behalf of Governor Chris Christie. Five months ago we met in my New York City office and spoke -- just the two of us -- for about two hours on his objectives and successes in correcting many of the most serious problems of the New Jersey state government. At the end of our conversation I said to myself, "I'm really impressed and inspired by this man." He is my kind of guy. [...]
[...] Since being sworn in 18 months ago, the Governor has been a powerful voice for fiscal sanity in a state that has long been known for liberal politics, big government policies, and its ever-expanding public sector. In only 18 months as governor, Chris Christie has shown tremendous leadership. New Jersey, as with most states across America and indeed the nation as a whole, face serious financial challenges. These are about fundamental issues regarding how our country will function in the 21st century. Historically, challenging times have led to bigger government, more spending, more regulation, more control of individual lives. We know that this is not the path that leads to better and more prosperous America. It will take strong leadership, honest, straightforward leadership, to navigate these waters and ensure that free enterprise and prosperity flourish.
An extraordinary example of Governor Christie's courage and leadership, is that just this last week, the New York Times reported in a front page article that the State Assembly and the State Senate of New Jersey voted approval of a remarkable bill that reforms state employee health insurance and pension payments, bringing them more in line with the private sector. The savings to New Jersey taxpayers will be enormous in the years to come.
Another example of Governor Christie's commitment to the free enterprise system is that only a few weeks ago he announced that New Jersey would be withdrawing from the [Regional] Greenhouse Gas Initiative which is a [cheers and applause], which would have raised energy costs, reduced economic growth and led to very little, if any, benefit for the environment. [A 'boo' is heard.]
So any guesses about who said that -- all those glowing things about Governor Chris Christie?
Here's a hint: it was said back in the Summer of 2011.
The answer is just over the virtual reality fold.
If you want to take a Guess first, we'll rely on the Christie "honor system" -- that you will post your original guess, in the Comment section -- Capisce??
NO take-back's ... NO coulda, woulda, shoulda's -- Got it ???
And that Mystery Speaker was ... drum roll ...
None other than DAVID KOCH, as he was introducing Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ),
for Christie's Keynote Address
at the Koch Brothers' 2011 Summer Seminar
Ritz-Carlton Beaver Creek Resort -- near Vail, Colorado
Transcript spirited out from event, via Audio recorded on June 26, 2011
with the entire muckety muck keynote speech, duly transcribed over at BradBlog.com
H/T to dailykos user translatorpro for putting that Chistie-Koch privatize-everything connection, back onto my investigative radar screen. ... I owe ya, Dude.