Let’s Hope He Does
Exhibit A in the reality show that portrays the corrupting nature of politics is soon to be former governor of New Jersey Chris Christie. A complex man who had some good points that were consumed by an ambition and combative personality, Christie will be term limited out of office at the end of the year. He will probably end up with a great job in some high powered law firm, unless Donnie can overcome his loathing of the man and put him in some federal position. Not likely.
In his last year Christie is trying to do something about opioid addiction.
“Citing long waiting lists at many treatment centers, Mr. Christie wants to increase the availability of both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. The governor has urged the state legislature to pass laws limiting the quantity of opioids doctors can prescribe and mandating insurance coverage for addiction treatment.
“With the rest of the time that I have as governor, a little less than a year, most of my time is going to be spent on this,” Mr. Christie said at an event in
last week. “Trying to make sure that
we get people access to care and treatment, trying to make sure that we talk,
most importantly, about this issue in a much different way than it’s been
talked about before.” Trenton
|Connie Greene, center, vice president at RWJBarnabas Health's Institute for Prevention, with Victor Almeida, left, chairman of emergency medicine at Monmouth Medical Center. The institute trained former drug users as recovery specialists to hold interventions for overdose patients.|
We wish the governor well in this endeavor, and would gently remind him that if he had stuck to causes like this instead of trying to yell and bully his way to higher office he might have done a better job at running for President.