On Tuesday at the St. Pete Beach hotel where the California Republican delegation is staying, I heard New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offer encouragement to Californians. He said we should have hope that our state can be saved from the public sector unions. All the same things people say about us here -- that our state is ungovernable, that the unions cannot lose power, that taxes must go up -- were said about equally blue New Jersey. And then Christie stood tall and reformed pensions and the budget. Here's my column about the talk.
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