I feel like I walked in on this movie in the middle (but casting Will Ferrell as the guv was a great move.)
Reason has panties severely creased, but I'm not expecting smootchies for Gov. Christie from that quarter.
I'm interested in promoting vaccinations and limiting GOP fratricide. But who are the GOP complainers who want mandatory forced vaccinations? I follow all kinds of crazy and I confess that I have not seen much of that.
Reason magazine did a symposium on whether forced vax was a valid state power: even they were all over the map. I don't see what is objectionable in Christie's comment.
As one who has cooled -- substantially -- on the Governor's being the GOP standard bearer, the problem I see is not his excessive libertarianism. Am I missing something?
We vaccinated our kids; you should too. Am I going to kick your door down at 3AM with jackbooted nurses? Not likely.
Is that not a decent GOP response?
Judge Napolitano had the right answer on this last night with Megan Kelly - "Vaccinations are a state law issue. There is no federal role in whether they are compulsory." Or sentiment to that effect.
And dagny had an even better answer, which I'll relate above where it is a better fit.
Foster's column, too, found little to be concerned with in the big guy's comments. I don't recall anywhere that CC argued that the FED needed to be running (or deciding)... he just mentioned it, as I believe is true, too, as a legitimate space for government action.
The press did get their "Macaca" moment (remember a promising aspirant GOP governor from VA?), or so they thought with Sen. Paul....