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Chris Christie, love him or hate him, has been squarely behind the President during Sandy.  On NBC he called the President “outstanding” and told MSNBC that Obama “deserves great credit.”

Christie seemed like a giddy child telling everyone that would listen:

“He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything”
Then the Governor moved along to Fox news.  Below going below the squiggle, swallow your coffee to protect your screen and keyboard.  

Gov. Christie took his message to Fox News and praised the President saying that Obama had helped “tremendously.”  He went on to add:

“I spoke to the president three times yesterday,” “He called me for the last time at midnight last night asking what he could do. I said, if you can expedite designating New Jersey as a major disaster area that that would help us to get federal money and resources in here as quickly as possible to help clean up the damage here.”

“The president was great last night,”  “He said he would get it done. At 2 a.m., I got a call from FEMA to answer a couple of final questions and then he signed the declaration this morning. So I have to give the president great credit. He’s been on the phone with me three times in the last 24 hours. He’s been very attentive, and anything that I’ve asked for, he’s gotten to me. So, I thank the president publicly for that. He’s done — as far as I’m concerned — a great job for New Jersey.”

Well, Fox News was having none of that and wondered when Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was going to get some of the same benefits from the hurricane with a photo op in disaster-stricken New Jersey towns:
“Over the last couple of months, you have appeared throughout the country, Governor, on behalf of Mitt Romney,”  “[W]e hear that perhaps Mr. Romney may do some storm-related events. Is there any possibility that Gov. Romney may go to New Jersey to tour some of the damage with you?”
To which Gov. Christie replied:
I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested,” Christie replied, immediately shutting down the idea.I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than presidential politics and I could [sic] care less about any of that stuff.”

“I have a job to do,”  “I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power, I’ve got devastation on the shore, I’ve got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics then you don’t know me.”

Surely there must be a soup kitchen open somewhere that (for a fair price) would allow poor Willard a photo-op.

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