Governor Chris Christie sure knows how to talk to young women. Early Monday morning he was asked by Sam Stein on MSNBC why he was rushing out of NJ to go and campaign in NH after a massive snowstorm hit his state and he answered in a very even manner.
While he was in Hooksett, NH, he was asked the same question during a Q&A, by a young woman with family in New Jersey.
Would it surprise you to know that he used a very different demeanor and tact with her?
During a town hall meeting in New Hampshire Monday, Christie took a question from a woman who claimed she once attended school in Pennington, New Jersey.
The woman asked on behalf of her family and friends at the Shore, “Why are you here in New Hampshire campaigning instead of there, helping to survey the damages done by the coastal flooding from the storm?”
“Because it’s already done,” Christie replied. “It’s already done. Tell me why you think it isn’t.”
The woman told Christie her friends and family had sent her videos and pictures of flooding “all over the state.”“All over the state?” Christie replied.
“Really? There’s been one county that’s flooded in the state. That was Cape May County. So I don’t know where from all over the state, since we have 21 counties, where that’s happened. Second, I don’t know what you expect me to do. You want me to go down there with a mop?”
He immediately acted like the horrible bully that he is as he menacingly creeps up closer to the girl so he could answer her with his usual vile tone.
Tom Moran/Star Ledger Editorial Board had a very different take on Christie's claim that everything is fine in NJ:
"There is no residual damage, there is no flooding damage," the governor snarled when a reporter asked why he was back in New Hampshire so soon.
As the governor spoke, the mayor of North Wildwood, Patrick Rosenello, was rushing around town Monday morning trying to clean up the mess that doesn't exist.
"We had between four and five feet of water in the downtown," he says. "Our entire dune system was compromised, and we had a big breach on 3rd Avenue. We had whitecaps and ice floes right through town. It was surreal.
"A lot of businesses are closed down, and homes damaged. The water just came right in. In Avalon, Stone Harbor, the Wildwoods, Cape May, we're dealing with some significant flood damage."
"There's a lot more damage from this storm than there was from Sandy," Rosenello says...read on
One Jersey Shore bike shop had a little fun clearing out a space for Christie's motorcade. They even left donuts.