Gov. Christie Stupidly Gets Flak for Praising Obama's Response to Sandy
Yesterday, we reported on the media's tendency to politicize this catastrophe into an electoral issue and how that is a terrible symptom of infinite media. And we continue to see this play out as the Eastern seaboard cleans itself up from some of the worst inflicted damage in recent history. The next victim: Governor Chris Christie.
I want to thank the President personally for all his assistance as we recover from the storm.-- Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012
Christie will be surveying the damage in Jersey with the president today. And does not want to hear one thing about the election or being too soft on the president.
It seems the main concern, though, with Christie's nice words toward the president is all the not-so-nice things he has said about him in the past few weeks as a staunch Romney supporter. Except something happened in between now and then: a hurricane that tore New Jersey apart. That's flip-flopping if we've ever seen it!
When asked about a possible meet-up with Romney to survey the land by Fox News co-host Steve Doocy, Christie lashed out on anyone who dared to give his move political undertones: "I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I've got a job to do here in New Jersey that's much bigger than presidential politics, and I could care less about any of that stuff. . . . If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics then you don't know me."
Here's the full video here:
The Romney campaign had no comment.
Then Christie took to Twitter to call out the politicizers:
I don't give a damn about Election Day after what has happened here. I am worried about the people of New Jersey. #Sandy-- Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012
Amen, governor. As we said yesterday, we'll worry about the election later. Let's deal with this damage first.
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