It seems that the criticism New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is receiving for his decision to hightail it to Disney World ahead of the blizzard that brought his state to a standstill is putting a damper on his stay at the Magic Kingdom:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office is pushing back against complaints that both he and the lieutenant governor were vacationing during a blizzard that blanketed the state with snow. [...]
... Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said the criticism of the new governor was "overblown."
"Yes, this was a big snow, but we are a northeastern state, and we get plenty of snow, including heavy hits like this," he wrote in an e-mail to The Hill. [...]
"All emergency services of the state are functioning as expected under the circumstances and as they normally would," he wrote.
Well, sure. And the headlines reflected that normality, right?
- Snowstorm wrecks NJ commute, strands 50 on bus
- Blizzard slams NJ, disrupts travel plans
- NJ Snowbound After Storm
- New Jersey Still in State of Emergency, Transit Crippled
Meanwhile, back in New Jersey, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) continues with his hands-on heroics in the crisis -- he's digging out medical transport vans:
... he's making sure the streets around hospitals get cleared:
... and because you just can't make this stuff up:
An Advil and Diet Coke? Why, it's almost like getting a mojito served to you poolside.