Alissa Ploshnick risked her life to save the lives of a dozen Passaic schoolchildren. She threw herself in front of a careening van to protect her students and landed in the hospital with broken ribs, a fractured wrist, a badly bruised pelvis and glass cuts in her eyes. She could have died.
After James O’Keefe mousetrapped Ploshnick by hitting on her in a bar and taping her as she told the story of another teacher using the n-word, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey helped promote the resulting video as part of his war on New Jersey teachers. As a result, Ploshnick was suspended from work and denied a raise. And Christie’s flack stands behind his actions.
James O’Keefe of course is no surprise, but I hope this follows Chris Christie to his political grave.