Got a problem with New Jersey’s bully-boy governor, Chris Christie, hanging out in Disney World with his kids instead of being at his post, tending to the snowpocalypse? Well Governor Christie has three words for you that rhyme with “dough duck door self” …
The unbelievable quotes, courtesy of the New Jersey Star Ledger:
TRENTON — At his first public event since a blizzard slammed the state, Gov. Chris Christie praised state workers and his administration for their response to the storm and said he wouldn’t have done anything differently.
Christie signed a letter in Freehold officially requesting aid from the federal government and then took questions, blaming mayors for people being trapped in their homes and Democrats and the media for the attention being given to his decisions to remain in Disney World on a family vacation while the state was inundated with snow.
“I would give the folks in New Jersey state government and the county government an A for the effort we put in,” Christie said. “We probably get a B for results.”
Christie said the state will review the clean-up effort and report to him and the public about changes that should be made to better respond to future storms.
And this bit, which is sure to warm your tea party heart:
“I don’t know whether we’re supposed to have ESP when we have 566 municipalities,” Christie said.
When asked about the hundreds of people trapped in their homes for days, Christie said unless they lived on state roads, it’s not something his administration would have been able to change.
“If someone is snowed into their house, that’s not our responsibility,” Christie said.
Wow. Do go on, Governor:
When asked about mayors who said they were forced to divert their resources to unplowed state roads instead of clearing local roads Christie said, “I know who these mayors are and they should buck up and take responsibility for the fact that they didn’t do their job.”
Ga … ga…. gaaaaaa….
Christie made international news when the storm dumped nearly three feet of snow in some places and he remained in Florida. He said he had promised his children that he would take them to the resort the week between Christmas and New Years and didn’t want to go back on that promise. He said since he flew on a commercial airline it would have likely been impossible for him to return to the state earlier, adding that his flight this morning was delayed several hours.
“I wouldn’t change the decision even if I could do it right now,” Christie said. “I had a great five days with my children. I promised that.”
And isn’t that really what’s most important. F– all those old geezers trapped in their homes!
“I would have been doing the same thing here as I was there,” Christie said. “I would not have been out driving a plow. I would be in a room somewhere on a telephone. That’s exactly the same thing I was doing in Florida.”
“…only I was doin’ it with a cruller-flavored snow cone shoved in my mouth and mouse ears on! What?”
And what about those New Jersey officials, like Trenton Mayor Corey Booker, who actually stayed and helped people? Nancy boys. Every one of ‘em …
“You can decide to be a showboat, hop on a plow and act like you’re doing something or you can actually put leadership skills to work that put competent people with good character in important positions,” Christie said.
And hows about some-a dis:
He slammed those who were critical of him, saying that it was partisan response to him being away. Democratic state Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) was the first to criticize Christie for being away, questioning why a lieutenant governor position was created if both the governor and lieutenant governor were going to vacation at the same time.
Christie said Lesniak, who was also vacationing in Florida this week, should return his legislative paycheck since he spends so much time in Paris, France.
“All of the Monday morning quarterbacking and the harping and complaining should just take a breath,” Christie said.
One thing Christie did confirm that’s not total assoholery, is that the LG was on a cruise in Mexico that her terminally ill father had organized for the family. She, at least, will get some sympathy.
But back to Mr. Christie, who is as nasty a public presence as we’ve seen since Rudy Giuliani was in his “Giuliani time” — police whipping the asses of Black men with the mayor’s support phase. I really have nothing else for him, so Ed Rollins; your witness:
“I’m a big Christie fan. He’s a role model of a lot of Republican governors who are coming in. In time of crisis– and this snowstorm has been a crisis, whether it’s in New York City or New Jersey– you’ve got to be at the helm. And I’ve seen many many governors and mayors in the past destroy their careers by not being here.”
He added that “to come back and be whiny about it and dismiss it” didn’t help his cause, and fellow guest Hilary Rosen agreed. “Disney World is open 365 days a year,” she quipped, and added that, to her, the most outrageous part of Christie’s behavior was his application for federal grant money to help with the snowstorm. “All of the sudden he wants a bunch of money… he’s such a hypocrite,” she curtly concluded.
Video below (of Rollins, not Christie):
You can enjoy the comedy stylings of Christie himself below. Happy new year!!