Gov. Chris Christie often says that success in politics depends on personal relationships in the end.
As evidence, look no farther than his on-and-off bromance with Senate President Steve Sweeney, the ironworker who wrestled his Democratic Party into that historic deal with Christie on pension and benefits reform back in 2011. These two have been at the heart of every deal since, from tenure reform to the higher education merger.
But on Tuesday, they played the role of combatants, with Christie saying New Jersey must make another round of cuts to public worker benefits, and Sweeney vowing to...