Christie yuks it up, talks blue state governance at RNC confab | Boston Herald

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Aug

Christie yuks it up, talks blue state governance at RNC confab | Boston Herald

Christie spent most of the time today recounting being elected to govern a state in dire financial straits and dueling with the heavily Democratic New Jersey State Legislature about raising taxes.

“Only Democrats can do this, they argued with each other how much to raise the sales tax,” Christie said, according to a recording.

He also told a tale of how the governor he replaced, acting on a threat by Garden State legislators to shut down state government if taxes weren’t raised, said he’d sleep in his cot in his office as long as the government was closed. Faced with a similar tax battle, Christie said he’d instead go home “break open a beer, order a pizza and I’m going to watch the Mets.”

“If you think I’m sleeping on a cot in the governor’s office, look at me,” the burly governor said to howling laughter. He went on to say his budget was ultimately passed all but intact.

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