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Friday, November 2, 2012

Chris Christie Tells It Like It Is

Several days ago, Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey and the one-time darling of the right, did what he does best:  He said exactly what he thinks. He heaped praise on President Obama for his efforts in promoting recovery from the devastating effects of hurricane Sandy on New Jersey.   Later, when asked by Fox News whether he’d invite Mitt Romney to tour the worse-areas of the state, he delivered a pretty firm dressing-down to the folks at Fox:

  “I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I have a job to do here in New Jersey that is much bigger than presidential politics. And I could care less about any of that stuff. I have a job to do. I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power. I’ve got devastation on the shore. I’ve got floods in the Northern parts of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don’t know me.”

This of course has not endeared him to fellow Republicans, but that’s the trouble when you deal with someone who says what he thinks. 

Chris Christie says the Pres is great
He’s helped recovery in his state.
When asked to pose with Mitt a spell
He told Fox News to go to hell.
His words once filled the right with fire
He’s now a GOP pariah. 

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