Michael Smerconish suspects that one of his columns prompted Chris Christie to “unfriend” him. A nugget:
Now I think I’ve figured out why he wouldn’t cooperate. On June 5, 2011, a column of mine ran here under the headline “Can you imagine how Christie’s son feels?” The focus was his use of a state helicopter to attend his son’s baseball games. The column wasn’t mean-spirited. I wrote it from a dad’s point of view, reflecting on how my sons (then in fourth, seventh, and ninth grades) had complained about the vehicle in which I’d picked them up after school.
That piece was the most negative thing I’ve ever offered about Christie, but now I think it was a deal-breaker for him, which is a shame. Time and again I’ve said that Christie is the GOP’s best hope to center itself, something I think is in the best interest of both the party and the nation.
Events have evidenced Governor Christie’s vindictiveness.
Smerconish is a decent fellow who considers himself “conservative”; he does not want to admit that the Republican Party has devolved into the irretrievably crazy, so he grasps at straws. “Christie the Centrist”* was the most recent straw.
I doubt it will be the last one.
*”Christie the Centrist.”