BY LOUIS GREENWALD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
Leadership can include effectiveness, honesty and the ability to do the right thing, no matter the consequences.
It does not include pandering to far-off voters instead of those you are sworn to protect, nor does it include putting rabid personal ambition above public safety.
In other words, leadership is not Chris Christie.
Gov. Christie’s recent veto of legislation I sponsored to reduce the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds was among the more faint-hearted acts one will ever see from an elected official. It was also among the most cold-hearted.
Soon after the parents of children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School dropped off petitions asking Christie to sign the bill, the governor rejected it and released a statement that stated supporting the bill amounted to “grandstanding” and employing “empty rhetoric.”