“Jersey Boor”? “Son of a Beach”? “Executive Overbeach”? “Beach Bum”?
Hi! Hello! Happy 4th of July weekend! This is Chris Christie, the historically unpopular governor of New Jersey. His hobbies include bridge scandals, standing awkwardly behind Donald Trump, and grimly punching air people right in the kisser.
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Chris Christie, seemingly undaunted by being the most unpopular governor in these United States of America, decided it would be a good idea to get into a budget standoff with the state legislature. That would lead to a partial government shutdown. Of parks and beaches. On 4th of July weekend.
They even shut down access to the Statue of Liberty from New Jersey! On the Independence Day holiday weekend! No, for real! We promise this isn't an elaborate piece of satirical fiction about the current state of American politics!
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