Friday, August 27, 2010

A New Ronald Reagan is Emerging in New Jersey

In Argentina, in the late 60's, there was a TV comedy show that every week featured a sketch called "The Little Tree." The routine consisted of a person going to municipal office to get a permit to plant a little tree in front of his house.  Of course, after several minutes of hilarious dialogue, and a search for the correct form, the permit was denied based on a missing word, number or piece of paper.  The poor schnook would leave the office carrying his little tree and no permit.

I was reminded of this sketch when I watched this video.  Here we can see how Governor Chris Christie takes responsibility for a one page mistake by a bureaucrat in Trenton, and turns the tables to illustrate what is wrong in large bureaucracies.  Brilliant!

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