Summit County Republicans who attend the party's finance dinner later this month should be pleased to know that Gov. Chris Christie, their featured speaker and probable presidential candidate, ain't gonna take any crap from Vladimir Putin. The NY Times reported today that in the governor's typical blustery self appraisal of his Ramboesque style, Christie was recorded at a GOP meeting as contrasting himself to meek-and-mild Barack Obama. He boasted that Putin would not dare to take him on.
In a unique selfie of his bearish diplomacy, Christie asserted: "I don't believe, given who I am, that he [Putin] would make the same judgment. Let's leave it at that."
Thanks, Chris. Given who you are, I will.