I’m not a big fan of Christie, but he was indeed a Law Enforcement Officer. All prosecutors are. I would love to see the statement in context, I’ll bet the context further reduces the stolen valor bit.
Does Christie enjoy shoving his face into running chainsaws?
He’s literally correct in a technical sense. Right. Wonderful. If he thinks for a minute that the rest of the GOP field isn’t going to pounce on this and successfully treat it as a case of stolen valor he’s crazier than a shithouse rat. When you have a candidate all but blaming George W. Bush for 9/11, this is just too easy a target.
OTOH, if it isn’t torn into, he’s so irrelevant he might as well concede now. In fact, I’ll just say it: He’s so irrelevant he might as well concede now.
Your logic makes no sense, he did not claim to be an ex-cop or to have but himself in the line of danger on a daily basis. He just said he was a Law Enforcement Officer. No big deal and probably won’t make a blip anywhere else.
My error that I concede is not being an attornew nor having access to westlaw. I concede that this minor point which is part of NJ law is not shared by 90% of the state’s in the US, 100% of which “Face The Nation” broadcasts to.
I WILL concede that this tiny loop-hole may just be the single smallest place his fat flabby-ass has ever been jammed through. And that it’s funny that someone who claims to be presidential would twist that techicallity without any thought to public qualification.
There is absolutely nothing misleading, dishonest, trivializing, self-aggrandizing, or anything else suspect about a prosecutor claiming to be a law enforcement officer. It is simply a statement of fact and a solid fact, not some technicality.