Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christie Rejects Fox Host's Idea Of Hurricane Photo-Op With Romney

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) has repeatedly praised President Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy. Leave it to Fox News to suggest that Christie give equal time to Mitt Romney (who proposed–followed by his obligatory flip-flopping–that FEMA be privatized) by doing a photo-op with the latter at "storm-related events." Christie, to his credit, told Fox host Steve Doocy (2:09) that he has no interest in posing with Romney in front of disaster sites, then praised Obama again (5:24). Watch:

DOOCY: Over the last couple of months, you have appeared throughout the country, Governor, on behalf of Mitt Romney... We hear that perhaps Mr. Romney may do some storm-related events. Is there any possibility that Gov. Romney may go to New Jersey to tour some of the damage with you?

CHRISTIE: 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 [sic] 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 part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don’t know me.


stickler said...

Ya think Christie has plans for 2016?

Jeff Tone said...

Probably. But I believe he's sincere in his praise for Obama's help.

Jon Rector, editor of the Oracle said...

Good for Christie. How good it must feel to tell FOX to go F-off.

On a more important note: How are you being? Since you are still posting, I am assuming you are high and dry and have electricity.

Just wanted you to know we were thinking about you.


W.J. McCabe said...

I disagree with most of his positions but am impressed with how Christie has handled himself during this difficult time for his state. Very professional.

Jeff Tone said...

Hi Jon,

Even better for us longtime Fox haters to hear Christie's response.

I'm doing OK. There's much devastation in NYC, including floods and fires. The subway is completely shut down. My wife and I stayed in our apartment for two days. Last night the lights were flickering, but we haven't lost power like so many others.

Thanks for your concern, my friend.


Jeff Tone said...

W. J. McCabe, it is indeed impressive to see what Christie is saying and doing in this hyper-partisan age.