Have you heard? Glenn Beck has a new man-crush: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — the only Republican on the scene today Beck says he’d support for president.

He’s Beck’s new squeeze because of his ugly eruption in California last week. When a man named Ed Buck asked Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman at a campaign rally why she wouldn’t answer any questions, Christie grabbed the microphone, ran over to the guy, attacked him for daring to ask a question, told him to sit down and shut up and accused him of trying to “divide this country.”

Which, of course, demonstrates why Christie is known in New Jersey as “Governor Bully.” But doesn’t explain why Glenn Beck is so much in love with him.

After all, it was just last summer when Beck was urging Tea Party members to disrupt town halls held by Democratic members of Congress. Tea Partiers were actually given written instructions on how to raise hell, ask questions, shout down speakers and demand answers to questions. Wasn’t that exactly what Ed Buck, very politely, was trying to do with Meg Whitman?

As former chairman of the California Democratic Party, I can tell you one thing for sure: Chris Christie’s bullying may work in New Jersey, but it won’t work in California.

In California, we expect any candidate for governor, man or woman, to be able to answer questions from reporters or voters. So far, Whitman has answered not one. She hides behind $119 million in her own money spent on campaign ads.

We also expect any woman to be strong enough to stand on her own. Neither Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinTrump, lower court nominees need American Bar Association review This week: Congress returns to government shutdown fight Hotel industry details plans to fight Airbnb MORE nor Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerAnother day, another dollar for retirement advice rip-offs Carly Fiorina 'certainly looking at' Virginia Senate run Top Obama adviser signs with Hollywood talent agency: report MORE needs any big, fat, obnoxious male thug to protect her from a voter’s question.

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