Skip to comments.Christie Inaugural Set for Ellis Island
Posted on 12/10/2013 4:35:38 PM PST by missingwv
Talk about optics overload!
We learned today that the location of Governor Chris Christies inauguration celebration will be none other than historic Ellis Island, Save Jerseyans.
Today, Ellis Island stands as a symbol of the hope, freedom, and promise of opportunity afforded by our state and our nation and continues to be a powerful connection for millions of Americans to their family history, the Inaugural Committee, headed by Bill Palatucci and Todd Christie, shared in its email announcement. Estimates suggest that nearly half of all Americans can trace their lineage to at least one ancestor who was one of the more than 12 million individuals who passed through Ellis Island during its operation as a federal immigration station. Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument shared by New Jersey and New York.
Given the Governors presidential prospects and his controversial recent forays into immigration politics, the choice of Ellis Island to begin his second term cant be seen as anything other than highly symbolic and carefully calculated to send a message. Christie captured a little better than half of the Hispanic vote in last months gubernatorial election.
Ellis Island has, at various times, served as an oyster bed harvesting hot spot, arsenal and, most famously, and immigration station. A nice little subplot to Januarys big event is the often dormant but never settled issue of whether Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are in New York or New Jersey territory. For one night at least, Save Jerseyans, its unambiguously within the borders of Christie Country.
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Ells Island should have been demolished for condos.
Boo! Boo! Eggs...Water baloons! BOO. Get off the stage!!!
They should hold this event at the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island.Seems like a more appropriate place to me.
I love Ellis Island. But it shouldn’t be a stage for that blowhard.
Won’t it tip over ?
I cannot find the story .Can you recheck the links. Thank you
I found it.Thank you..
Seems like every time Christie,does something.It must include something about immigration. Be nice when he remembers Americans are still here and enduring harder times than illegals.Since Obama cannot be there.He can call on some leaders from Mexico to come stand in.
What about Revis Island?
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