Chris Christie Made It to His Son's Baseball Game ... In a Helicopter
The governor of New Jersey is a busy man, but made time to see his son play baseball yesterday; he arrived in a State Police helicopter. Chris Christie had a hectic marathon of important meetings and New Jersey allows the use of the choppers, which cost at least $1,830 per hour, on "heavily scheduled days" for speed and safety. "The governor's use of the helicopter was completely appropriate and within allowable guidelines," said Christie's spokesperson. "He uses the helicopter very sparingly."
Christie still says he won't run, and he certainly won't let his son down in the process of batting down his admirers. No word on who won the high school baseball contest or whether Christie took the seventh-inning stretch to find the nearest Chick-fil-A by air.
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