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On ‘Late Night,’ Christie Rolls Eyes at Prospect of Palin Presidency
The Wall Street Journal' s Metropolis ^ | November 23, 2010 | Lisa Fleisher

Posted on 11/23/2010 10:20:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Faced with the prospect of a President Sarah Palin, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the Republican party’s darling from another coast, shook his head and rolled his eyes.

“I don’t know, but it’s an amazing world,” he said to Jimmy Fallon during a taping of Tuesday’s Late Night show.

Christie brought his sharp tongue to the talk show Tuesday after the two traded barbs over Twitter when the Republican governor canceled a long-planned Hudson River train tunnel.

Fallon had joked that New Yorkers would now have to get to New Jersey as they usually do — by accident.

“You think it’s funny, Jimmy?” Christie challenged Fallon on the show, which airs at 12:35 a.m. “You know what we do to people like that in Jersey?”

Christie, known by Trenton insiders for his wit and occasionally foul language, turned serious and said New Jersey shouldn’t have to pay for the tunnel while New York stands idly by.

“There’s nothing New Jersey hates more than getting screwed by New York,” he said....

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Alaska; New Jersey; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; chrischristie; christie; newjersey; nj; palin
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Is the whole Northeast defective?
1 posted on 11/23/2010 10:21:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is the whole Northeast defective?

Politicians, yes, people, no.

2 posted on 11/23/2010 10:23:00 PM PST by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or he might just be tired of 2012 election questions when there’s so much to do right now. Just an alternative thought, though.


3 posted on 11/23/2010 10:27:20 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cristie and Romney have become the two the anti-Palin ppl have put their hopes in, to stop Palin


4 posted on 11/23/2010 10:28:03 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: skr

Yes, they’d like nothing better than to start a Republican civil war.


5 posted on 11/23/2010 10:29:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: 4rcane

How many times foes Christie have to say he’s not running. Let him finish his job,


6 posted on 11/23/2010 10:30:09 PM PST by Hildy
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To: 4rcane

Christie...? Pro choice, no?


7 posted on 11/23/2010 10:32:23 PM PST by rbmillerjr (We knew the Romney RINO hordes were coming....It's on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This fat bastard is not the savior that some Conservatives make him out as. He is a Rockefeller RINO to the core. He has done nothing to genuinely solve NJ impending bankruptcy. He is soft on many issues dear to us. Beware this man. He is not to be trusted.


8 posted on 11/23/2010 10:32:39 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: rbmillerjr

christie is pro amnesty, pro castle, pro global warming. The only thing he’s good at is the fiscal side and a fighter


9 posted on 11/23/2010 10:35:01 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: rbmillerjr
Christie...? Pro choice, no?

No.

10 posted on 11/23/2010 10:36:11 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'd have to see the clip to get a sense of whether Gov Christie's response was positive, or negative toward Gov Palin.

He could have been rolling his eyes at the silliness of the moron asking the question of him.

The printed word often doesn't accurately portray the context in which statements were made, nor does it convey the setting, mood, body language, tone of voice, etc.

Then again, maybe Gov Christie was expressing incredulity at the question. Could be - but watch what happens as soon as the Sarah Express takes off. Lots of weasely politicians and journOlists will act as though they've never had a single cross word for her.

11 posted on 11/23/2010 10:38:16 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Is the whole Northeast defective?”

You nailed that one spot on.

A big bag of a$$holes.

I know, I’m here.


12 posted on 11/23/2010 10:38:49 PM PST by mmercier
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To: rbmillerjr
Christie is a devout Catholic and is pro-life. He is anti-second amendment and pro-amnesty, however.
13 posted on 11/23/2010 10:39:03 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: rbmillerjr
Christie is a devout Catholic and is pro-life. He is anti-second amendment and pro-amnesty, however.
14 posted on 11/23/2010 10:40:18 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: 4rcane

And, don’t forget pro cap and trade also.....


15 posted on 11/23/2010 10:42:10 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: skr
I'd have to see it for myself.
He might have been rolling is eyes at Fallon's obvious troublemaker wise-ass setup.

I don't let journalists make judgments for me

16 posted on 11/23/2010 10:43:46 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Windflier

Doesn’t read like he refudiated the idea....


17 posted on 11/23/2010 10:44:10 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is the whole Northeast defective?

There are many of us behind enemy lines. It's getting so bad up here that some of the so called conservative talk show hosts are turning into schmucks. Jay Severin, a big Romney supporter, rips Sarah Palin every chance he gets, and he's been trashing Bristol almost daily, and he has a lot of influence with the independents in this state. Between the Liberals and conservatives like him, there's no way she's going to take this state, but that was a given anyway.

18 posted on 11/23/2010 10:45:02 PM PST by csense
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Settle down there Christie, but you did just blow your chance at speaking at the 2012 GOP Convention.


19 posted on 11/23/2010 10:46:10 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: csense

My aunt was the school nurse at Rutgers for many years. She is very far-left, as are the rest of my relatives there.


20 posted on 11/23/2010 10:48:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: onona
Doesn’t read like he refudiated the idea....

Agreed, but it's hard to say whether he did or not, without seeing the video.

21 posted on 11/23/2010 10:49:07 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bwc2221

When he was running for Gov., the only thing we could get about his stance on immigration was that he was quoted as saying just being here illegally is not illegal, or something similar.

Now that he is Gov, he is quoted saying that we need a clear path to citizenship but not what that means. He also has said things against the AZ law, claiming that only the FED should deal with immigration.


22 posted on 11/23/2010 10:52:51 PM PST by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: bwc2221
He is anti-second amendment and pro-amnesty, however.

I don't know what his view is on amnesty, but I do remember his views on the 2nd amendment being pretty clear.

He supports strong enforcement of the states current laws, as is, but he believes, in the 2nd amendment, and is not in favor of any more gun control laws.

Thats pretty much the position of the NRA also.

23 posted on 11/23/2010 10:53:26 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like I would vote for that fat tub of lard ... a walking heart attack ... only if he had a conservative VP and then I would have to hold my nose.


24 posted on 11/23/2010 10:53:56 PM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If this guy is pro immigration, pro cap and trade; etc; he shouldn’t be considered as POTUS. How is he on Obamacare?


25 posted on 11/23/2010 11:02:19 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They sure don’t want a conservative in office.


26 posted on 11/23/2010 11:04:03 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: onona

and pro mosque


27 posted on 11/23/2010 11:04:09 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just lost half of my respect for Cristie...


28 posted on 11/23/2010 11:05:30 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Deagle

The mosque thing did it for me along with amnesty.
He is just a cheap lib.


29 posted on 11/23/2010 11:06:39 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, it’s needed! Half of the Republicans seem to think that they are the elitist granted the power to serve us peons while the other half thinks that Sarah Palan and her ideas would be best. You can decide - but it’s time to stop putting down the other side (you know, those peons).

America was and will continue to be governed by the people regardless of what the elites (both parties) seem to think...


30 posted on 11/23/2010 11:08:55 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yep. He’s the Scott Brown of the month. His talking tough to the teachers unions mat be entertaining, but it is more that than consequential. What he actually has to show for it is minimal, and it probably reveals a jerky personality more than anything.


31 posted on 11/23/2010 11:10:05 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: freekitty

Last I heard, NJ has not joined in with the lawsuits among the states against Obamacare....


32 posted on 11/23/2010 11:15:34 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sound the alarm! He wasn’t completely in love with St. Sarah!


33 posted on 11/23/2010 11:19:31 PM PST by speciallybland
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“Sound the alarm! He wasn’t completely in love with St. Sarah!”

Non-conservatives aren’t. Why sound an alarm?


34 posted on 11/23/2010 11:26:10 PM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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To: skr

“Or he might just be tired of 2012 election questions when there’s so much to do right now. Just an alternative thought, though.”

Impossible. Everything that is said must be judged as either unfavorable to Palin or not. /sarc


35 posted on 11/23/2010 11:27:50 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: 9YearLurker

>Yep. He’s the Scott Brown of the month.
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Yup. After Brown got what he wanted, he threw the Tea Party under the bus.

I’ve already wagered to anyone that Marco Rubio is a potential RINO. No one took my bet. There is no true 100% conservative on the GOP.


36 posted on 11/23/2010 11:29:57 PM PST by max americana
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To: ari-freedom

“Impossible. Everything that is said must be judged as either unfavorable to Palin or not. /sarc”

I don’t understand the /sarc. It is true. She is dominating politics right now. Quite a trick for a rube from the sticks who is a quitter and a dumb broad. I wonder how she does it?

When the Times comes tomorrow, I will have to read an analysis. /real sarc


37 posted on 11/23/2010 11:32:14 PM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very disrespectful...rolling eyes and laughing?

Real mature way to treat a good person and a Republican like Palin.

He treats Obama with more respect.


38 posted on 11/23/2010 11:36:08 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The WSJ is now a left wing operation and this hit piece is classic divide and conquer rubbish.

How does this lefty know he rolled his eyes or why ??
Is she a mind reader ??
This is pure BS meant to divide the GOP !


39 posted on 11/23/2010 11:36:30 PM PST by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I liked the guy but he is a mega HUGE Springsteen fan, which means deep down - he is an idiot.

He has seen idiot Bruce literally hundreds of times.


40 posted on 11/23/2010 11:37:07 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: speciallybland

“Sound the alarm! He wasn’t completely in love with St. Sarah!”

Sound the alarm! PDS victim on deck.


41 posted on 11/23/2010 11:37:57 PM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I've had the owner of the company where I work tell me that she's had complaints about my political beliefs. Lucky for me I get along very well with the owner. One time, I was out on break with my supervisor, a young college graduate, and the discussion turned to politics. He was proud to announce that he wrote a thesis on the Patriot Act and proceeded to elaborate to me how it supposedly violated peoples rights. I asked him to demonstrate it by giving me one example where it did violate someone's rights. After avoiding the question several times he finally admitted that he couldn't offer any examples. Our relationship hasn't been the same since then.

One of the guys I work with likes to listen to conservative talk radio also. He's told me that every once in a while, someone will come over and change the channel on his radio, because they don't like what he's listening to. They don't ask him...they'll just come right over and change it.

42 posted on 11/23/2010 11:38:47 PM PST by csense
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To: 4rcane

He is anti gun too. He is a HUGE Springsteen fan - like rabid aka which means he is an idiot. Springsteen’s songs are incredibly shallow and childish.


43 posted on 11/23/2010 11:38:59 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: skr

Yeah sure, that’s why he endorsed Mike Castle in DE. He’s a RINO for the most part.


44 posted on 11/23/2010 11:40:58 PM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A true statesman he’ll never be.


45 posted on 11/23/2010 11:41:24 PM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: ari-freedom
You never tire of that anti freerepublic childishness do you.

Thread after thread of you insulting freerepublic and freepers to no end other than simple trolling.

Woo hoo!! FR is Palin Country!!
48 posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 12:12:51 PM by Jim Robinson

46 posted on 11/23/2010 11:55:04 PM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney supporter, and anti-tea party figure, Eric Cantor, won this battle.)
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To: speciallybland

See post 46.


47 posted on 11/23/2010 11:56:06 PM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney supporter, and anti-tea party figure, Eric Cantor, won this battle.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

(from the New Yorker)

He declined Palin’s offer to stump for him—have endeared him to members of the GOP’s sane wing. ‘The breakthrough he’s scoring in New Jersey is hugely promising,’ says David Frum, a conservative writer who fears that the Republican Party is being swallowed by the tea party.

“Christie is also moderate enough that they know he will not be easily consigned to the Tea Party tea chest when the going gets rough if he decided to run.


48 posted on 11/24/2010 12:00:15 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: mmercier

Speak for yourself.


49 posted on 11/24/2010 12:04:30 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: roses of sharon

He will be an instant loser if he runs for Pres. Having Frum and the New Yorker in your hip pocket is poison to the right. He will lose the South. Lose the South West where immigration is an issue. Lose the bible belt. He doesn’t even show up on the radar for Pres hopefuls.
This hole issue is moot. He should focus on saving NJ instead of screwing around. Results matter. And getting into bed with Mayor Bloomberg for some expensive subway dig isn’t one of them.


50 posted on 11/24/2010 12:10:33 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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