Tag Archives: Chris Christie

Enumerati

Christie to Commission $85,000 Official Governor Portrait

$85,000

Bergen County Record: “To most people, the image that sums up Chris Christie’s time as governor is the picture of him on that beach closed to everyone else, in that chair with his family and friends while the public was shut out of state parks on a holiday weekend during a government shutdown. … The image that Christie wants to officially mark his time as governor and the one that the public is paying for will be painted by an Australian artist whose portrait portfolio includes royalty and an international pop star — and whose fee comes with the highest price tag yet for New Jersey taxpayers. At a total of $85,000, Christie’s portrait will cost more than what his three predecessors combined paid to have their images hang in commemoration of their political service.”

Enumerati

Trump’s FBI Pick Billed N.J. Taxpayers $2.1 Million for Christie Defense

$2.1 million

“President Trump’s pick to be the next FBI director, Christopher Wray, billed New Jersey taxpayers more than $2.1 million in legal charges and expenses while representing Gov. Chris Christie as his personal attorney before during and after the Bridgegate trial,” WNYC reports.

Enumerati

Christie Is Least-Popular N.J. Governor Ever

15%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds Gov. Chris Christie (R) now has the lowest approval rating of any New Jersey governor in recorded history, 15% to 81%.

Enumerati

Christie Sets a Personal Record

17%

A new Quinnipiac poll in New Jersey finds Gov. Chris Christie with a dismal 17% approval to a 78% disapproval rate.

News & Comment

The People Who Visited Trump Tower Before the Inauguration

Here’s an oddly compelling look at the people brought to Trump Tower for sessions with the Donald during 10 weeks following the election. Our question: Why would so many people go to so much trouble to be ignored?

Enumerati

New Jerseyans Think Christie Should Have Stood Trial

71%

Of New Jersey voters believe Gov. Chris Christie (R) should have been a defendant in the recently concluded Bridgegate trial, according to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll. Just 18% of voters approve of Christie’s job performance, while 73% disapprove. A new Quinnipiac poll finds just 19% approve of Christie’s performance while 77% disapprove — the lowest for any governor in 20 years.

Poetic Justice

Passed Over Again

When he doesn’t get RNC chair, he’ll be ticked,
But it’s time, Chris Christie, the post-truth clicked.
Come on, Chris,
Get over this —
The post-fact is, you’re just not going to be picked.

Verbatim

Christie Bitter Over Not Being Chosen for Veep

We don’t need another big mouth from Congress … What Donald needed was a partner who governed.

— Gov. Chris Christie (R), quoted by the Washington Post, apparently still very bitter about not being picked as Donald Trump’s running mate.

Enumerati

Amazingly, Chris Christie Hits a New Approval Low

26%

Of New Jersey voters have a favorable opinion of Gov. Chris Christie (R), while 64% are unfavorable towards him, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Poetic Justice

Even Springsteen Hates Him

If anyone ever set out to make a state pissed, he
Did it better than anyone ever did to New Jersey.
Jerseyites disliked him on the stump,
But now they loath his suck-up to Trump.
Maybe D.C. is a safer place than Bayonne for Chris Christie.