by Free Britney at . Comments

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said this week that he isn't sure if he would sign a bill to ban the practice of using therapies to turn a gay child into a straight child.

His expected challenger for reelection, State Sen. Barbara Buono, a co-sponsor of the bill banning gay conversion therapy of minors, calls that "disgusting."

Gov. Christie

The Buono team clearly senses an opening to cast the popular Republican governor as a right-wing fanatic, something he is rarely if ever called.

He was asked yesterday about the bill, which passed out of a legislative committee Monday and has yet to be approved by the full state legislature.

Christie said that he generally doesn't decide on bills before they reach his desk and he had only recently heard of the practice of gay conversion.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

A 2016 presidential poll suggests that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) are the ones to beat.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey, Christie edges two fellow Republicans, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

  • Hillary
  • Chris Christie in a Tux

Christie would also defeat two prominent Democratic candidates, Vice President Joe Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the poll showed.

But in a head-to-head battle with Hillary Clinton - the clear Democratic frontrunner if she runs - Christie would lose by approximately eight points.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Chris Christie stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman last night, and fat jokes about the New Jersey Governor were flying left and right.

For a change of pace, Christie was the one making them this time.

Typically a good sport about his weight, Christie began by taking out a doughnut and starting to eat it just moments into his interview with Letterman.

"I didn't know this was going to be this long," he deadpanned.

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Chris Christie has become the first Republican to call out the NRA for its tactics against Barack Obama and those fighting for stricter gun control laws.

Earlier this week, an NRA ad hit the Internet that referred to Obama as an "elitist hypocrite" because his children attend a tightly-secured school.

"To talk about the president’s children, or any public officer’s children, who have - not by their own choice, but by requirement - to have protection, and to use that somehow to try to make a political point is reprehensible," Christie said.

"The president doesn’t have a choice, and his children don’t have a choice, of whether they’re going to be protected or not. It’s awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate. They don’t deserve to be there."

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to chat with Seth Meyers about Hurricane Sandy relief and more.

While he ruffled GOP feathers by praising President Obama's response to the storm, the outspoken governor's crisis management earned him well-deserved bipartisan praise.

Not that it didn't come at a cost; Christie told Meyers he's worn that same wet fleece for three weeks. At least New Jersey residents are patient, he noted ... yeah, right.

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Chris Christie appeared on The Today Show just a few hours ago and offered up an update on the state of his state.

"The losses are going to be almost incalculable," Christie said of New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. "The fact of the matter is I think we're going to get significant federal assistance on this. The major disaster declaration last night by the president is incredibly helpful in that regard."

Christie went on to break party lines and praise the handling of this catastrophe by the federal government.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered the keynote address Tuesday at the Republican National Convention, talking leadership and emphasizing change.

He eventually mentioned presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, too.

Christie took his sweet time getting around to mentioning the nominee, but treated the crowd to a warmer, homier version than his traditional caricature.

Following a heartfelt speech by Ann Romney, which gave him a friendly audience already riding on a high, he more or less kept them on it with his "we did it" theme:

An unabashedly brash, pugnacious politician unafraid to tangle with hecklers at town hall meetings - or on vacation at the Jersey Shore - Christie instead started out with a gentle touch, evoking warm images of his mother and his family.

He never mentioned President Obama, and took 16 minutes until he said Mitt Romney's name, focusing most of the time on his own story and track record.

He cited New Jersey’s success - under his leadership, of course - as an example of winning the ideological battle between Republicans and Democrats.

“When I came into office, I could continue on the same path that led to wealth, jobs and people leaving the state, or I could do the job the people elected me to do - to do the important things,” he said, noting that he hails from a heavily Democratic state.

“There were those who said it couldn’t be done. The problems were too big, too broken to fix. But we were on a path we could no longer afford to follow.”

“We did it," he crowed more than once. "We ended an era of absentee leadership without purpose or principle in New Jersey. Now it’s time to end this era of absentee leadership in the Oval Office and send real leaders to the White House.”

Election 2012:

 

by Free Britney at . Comments

Outspoken N.J. Gov. Chris Christie got into a heated altercation with a heckler on a Jersey Shore boardwalk Thursday night, and it was all caught on tape.

The popular but controversial Republican was hanging with his family in Seaside Heights when some guy made snide comments about education policy.

Christie, 49, was far from pleased, walking toward the heckler and saying, "You're a real big shot ... you're a real big shot shootin' your mouth off."

If nothing else, it's worth watching Christie in a short-sleeve shirt eating ice cream on the same boardwalk the Jersey Shore gang hangs out on ...

The man shouted, "Nah, just take care of the teachers!" Now more heated, Chris Christie shouted, "Keep walkin' away ... really good ... keep walkin'!"

The heckler's comments likely stem from Christine's recent bill expanding public funding for charter schools, rather than struggling public schools.

Christie has been rumored as a possible GOP V.P. candidate, but his bluntness, temper and unpredictability could work as much against him as for him.

In recent years, he's called reporters "stupid" and "idiots" and mixed it up with citizens at town hall meetings, becoming a political YouTube star.

He also told people to "get the hell off the beach" because "I am not messing around" during Hurricane Irene last summer, which was awesome.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Whitney Houston will officially rest in peace this Saturday afternoon in New Jersey, as her loved ones gather for a funeral in Newark and millions gather around their computer to watch a live stream.

But the circumstances surrounding this ceremony have been anything but peaceful.

As Houston's family continues to battle with Bobby Brown over whether or not the singer will attend, Governor Chris Christie has been forced to address his state's decision to honor the artist by flying all government flags at half-staff.

Chris Christie-Whitney Houston

“What I would say to everybody is there but for the grace of God go I,” Christie said in response to complaints that New Jersey is turning a drug addict into a role model.

Other objections to the move emanate from those who believe this sort of memorial should be reserved for members of the military, first responders and elected officials.

“I am disturbed by people who believe that because her ultimate demise - and we don’t know what is the cause of her death yet - but because of her history of substance abuse that somehow she’s forfeited the good things that she did in her life,” said the governor during a briefing in northern New Jersey. “I just reject that on a human level.”

The funeral raises two questions, both of which we ask of readers below:

SHOULD FLAGS BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF?

 

SHOULD THE FUNERAL BE STREAMED ONLINE?

 

by Free Britney at . Comments

Sarah Palin has a way with words.

The 2008 V.P. nominee, who hasn't formally endorsed Newt Gingrich but still told people to vote for Newt in South Carolina and is clearly glad he won Saturday's primary, had some fun with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's reaction to Gingrich's win.

After Christie, a Romney supporter and surrogate, bashed Gingrich as an embarrassment to the Republican party, Palin stated, eloquently, that Chris just has his panties in a wad over his guy losing. Sarah's words, not ours. Watch:

x Close Ad