Hurricane Sandy Is Bigger Than Politics of the Day

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In an appearance on this morning's Fox and Friends, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was asked about a potential visit to the state by Mitt Romney. Christie was pissed:

"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. ... If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me."

Governor, you're doing it right.

(Skip to 2:15 for the good part.)

Enough With The Fat Jokes of the Day

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Enough With The Fat Jokes of the Day
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Mitt Romney finally clinched the GOP nomination Tuesday night, and his wife Ann's speech was heartfelt, if stiff.

But really, the only thing worth noting from Day 1 of the Republican National Convention is that Chris Christie, Republican governor of New Jersey, appeared during his keynote speech to be at his heaviest weight since bursting onto the national political scene several years ago -- and members of the media were less than compassionate.

The GOP star is no stranger to fat jokes, however, and played it cool, as usual:

Introduced to the Michigan delegation at the convention Tuesday morning by a woman from a restaurant trade group, Christie could not resist.

"Did she just ask if I'm aware of the restaurant industry? Seriously?" Christie deadpanned.  "Yes, I am mildly aware of the restaurant industry, in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut. Yeah, the entire region!"

[newser]

This Is Funny, You Should Watch It of the Day

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If you can't beat 'em, join 'em -- in a new, Seinfeldian comedy sketch released by Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, he pokes fun at his exasperation with Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker and his superhero exploits. But when Mitt Romney calls, there's one situation for which Booker isn't prepared...

[playbook]

Today In Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day

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Today In Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day
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Today In Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: As expected, New Jersey governor Chris Christie vetoed the state's same-sex marriage bill a day after it was approved by the state Assembly.

The state Senate passed the bill earlier this week.

"I am adhering to what I've said since this bill was first introduced - an issue of this magnitude and import

Dreams Do Come True of the Day

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Dreams Do Come True of the Day: "Cry and you shall receive" probably isn't the best lesson to teach a five-year-old, but maybe just this once: According to the Wall Street Journal, New Jersey governor Chris Christie will sign a proclamation today making Jesse Koczon -- the then-three-year-old who was teased for being too small to be New Jersey'