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Gov. Christie Arrives in Israel
Arutz Sheva ^ | April 1, 2012 | Rachel Hirshfeld

Posted on 04/01/2012 1:23:00 PM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) landed in Israel Sunday for a four-day trip intended to “strengthen New Jersey’s economic and diplomatic relationships with foreign nations,” his office announced.

The trip, which is being labeled as the "Jersey to Jerusalem Trade Mission," includes members of the state’s Jewish and business communities, as well as the governor’s family. Christie’s office said he is scheduled to meet with diplomatic leaders and honor the region’s people, traditions and culture.

Christie also intends on travelling to Jordan where he will meet with King Abdullah II, before returning to New Jersey on Easter Sunday.

“It isn’t uncommon for governors to travel to Israel on trade missions, but the gesture is likely to feed speculation that Christie is laying the groundwork for higher office. High-profile visits to Israel have become a rite of passage for potential presidential candidates as they work to shore up their foreign-policy credentials and reassure conservatives that they support the strategic ally,” The Hill explained.

The trip is being co-sponsored by The Republican Jewish Coalition and Choose New Jersey, a nonprofit organization established by business executives to expand the state’s economy, according to the Star-Ledger newspaper.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: christie; israel
Shoring up foreign policy credentials for a possible VP slot?
1 posted on 04/01/2012 1:23:05 PM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

Didn’t anyone tell the undisciplined, obese, overeating, blowhard oinker that he won’t be able to get pork chops and hog jowls in Israel? He’ll head home in two days.


2 posted on 04/01/2012 1:29:00 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) landed in Israel Sunday for a four-day trip intended to “strengthen New Jersey’s economic and diplomatic relationships with foreign nations,”

Why would a governor have to visit a foreign nation on the job?

What a joke!

A free vacation on the taxpayers.

3 posted on 04/01/2012 1:29:37 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

Good thing they didn’t give away the West Bank, or he wouldn’t fit.


4 posted on 04/01/2012 1:35:30 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: the invisib1e hand

LOL!


5 posted on 04/01/2012 1:39:03 PM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) landed in Israel Sunday for a four-day trip intended to “strengthen New Jersey’s economic and diplomatic relationships with foreign nations, stuff his fat face with as much Shakshuka and Cholent as he can in 72 hours,” his office announced.

There. Fixed it.


6 posted on 04/01/2012 1:41:10 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Looks like he ate half of Jerusalem.


7 posted on 04/01/2012 1:42:31 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

Did 4 people have to leave Israel to make room for this cow???

When Romney loving RINO Christie goes camping, the bears hide THIER food in the trees. ;>)

Did he take the adams apple on sticks with him?


8 posted on 04/01/2012 1:43:09 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie
Common sense would dictate that they don't try to pair up a couple of white-bread northeastern RINOs and hope for an electoral windfall north of the Mason-Dixon line. This election will transcend any general election pandering we've ever seen - putting a fat white guy on the bottom of the ticket won't generate much excitement in San Antonio. Willard's gonna need a one-legged, albino lesbian of Ugandan/Salvadoran descent to get the 'centrist' traction that RINO Corporate seems to be aiming for. I guess they figure that us conservative folks are going to have to wait for the next bus. Only I think the bus stop will have burned down by then.

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats."

--H.L. Mencken, The Sage of Baltimore


9 posted on 04/01/2012 1:48:08 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Lazlo in PA
There are old men and morbidly obese men, but there are no old morbidly obese men.
10 posted on 04/01/2012 1:50:28 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Lazlo in PA
He makes me look anorexic. How the hell can anyone let themselves get that mammoth and not ever talk to the doctor about it?

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats."

--H.L. Mencken, The Sage of Baltimore


11 posted on 04/01/2012 1:51:07 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; BillyBoy; ...

I don’t think that this is a sight-seeing tour. I think that Chris Christie is a possible running mate for whoever wins the GOP nomination. I just hope he doesn’t suffer any health problems on the trail if he’s chosen.


12 posted on 04/01/2012 1:52:19 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

How did he get there? On a whaler? /s


13 posted on 04/01/2012 1:56:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Glenn

There Muerto Old Men.....


14 posted on 04/01/2012 1:58:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Viking2002
Willard's gonna need a one-legged, albino lesbian of Ugandan/Salvadoran descent...

Think I paid a quarter to see that on a midway once.

15 posted on 04/01/2012 2:04:02 PM PDT by Stentor ("All cults of personality start out as high drama and end up as low comedy.")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Don’t worry, Rick won’t choose him. :)


16 posted on 04/01/2012 2:07:03 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: EGPWS

So what? The obamas always take FREE VACATIONS. I hope Gov Christie does a good job there and represents our country well and on the flip side of the coin I hope his wife and children have a marvelous time learning and enjoying themselves.


17 posted on 04/01/2012 2:14:29 PM PDT by cubreporter (Happy New Year R ush and we look forward to 2012 with you and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: EGPWS
Why would a governor have to visit a foreign nation on the job?

Someone told him that if he got circumcised, he'd lose all that flab ;-)

18 posted on 04/01/2012 2:24:33 PM PDT by varon (Congress is a sanctuary for political criminals)
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To: Lazlo in PA

God, what a tub of lard.


19 posted on 04/01/2012 2:45:52 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Holy cow.


20 posted on 04/01/2012 2:52:26 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie
They will love him there—he looks like a dreidel.
21 posted on 04/01/2012 3:01:36 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Rick or Mitt take your pick.")
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie; SJackson; Eleutheria5; SunkenCiv; Impy; InterceptPoint; ml/nj; Liz; ...
Shoring up foreign policy credentials for a possible VP slot?

Don't think Christie is a reasonable VP choice in the less than optimal scenario of Romney getting the presidential nomination. Both are or were Northeastern governors, both are from the "moderate" wing of the party. Not much balance there, neither geographical nor ideological.

Probably Christie's trip to Israel is geared more to the Jewish vote in NJ next year, where he did well - for a Republican - in his 2009 election.

22 posted on 04/01/2012 3:07:11 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Lazlo in PA

He might tip the city over.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 4:01:23 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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24 posted on 04/01/2012 4:04:02 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

I detest him.


25 posted on 04/01/2012 4:07:25 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: no dems

There’s going to be a shortage of bagels and macaroons in Israel as a result of this visit.


26 posted on 04/01/2012 4:15:07 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

“New Jersey’s diplomatic relationships with foreign nations?”


27 posted on 04/01/2012 4:18:42 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: no dems
He is a walking dead man...no, not a bullet will get him..it is his own gluttony that will lead him to an early death from Heart Attack.
I hope to god this man is not on the ticket as VP..can you imagine anything scarier than a Romney/Christie ticket.
I think the republicans are in deep kimshi as it is with the nomination process. I am not encouraged at all about this election and the future of this country.
28 posted on 04/01/2012 4:26:57 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Lazlo in PA

When that fat bucket of RINO pig guts finally explodes his aorta, the undertakers will have to use flensing knives to fit him in a coffin. He is morally and physically obscene. Zero self esteem. Anyone who hates himself as much as does Chris Crisco most probably needs power over others like the rest of us need oxygen. What sort of inner demons make a man go that route?


29 posted on 04/01/2012 4:28:41 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

Wonder if Ann went along?


30 posted on 04/01/2012 4:29:07 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: celtic gal

Just how many seatbelt extenders did he have to use? This fellow is huge!


31 posted on 04/01/2012 7:26:36 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


32 posted on 04/01/2012 9:16:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: justiceseeker93

You may think it isn’t a good pairing, and I may agree. But politically it might work. Back when Clinton was elected I remarked that it took 2 southerners on the ticket to for the Democrats to win. They had lost 3 elections in a row prior to that, and really only had southerners for 2 generations prior - Carter, LBJ. You have to go back 50 years for a Northern Democrat, until Obama which broke the mold.

Now maybe a turn of the tables might work politically. 2 North Eastern Republicans might be the ticket to bring some of the rust belt states over. Not sure what the electoral map will look like but GOP probably needs at least one of PA or OH, if they can’t hold states like CO and IA. Not sure if that ticket can attract VA or NM but maybe it could swing FL.


33 posted on 04/01/2012 9:22:49 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Ezekiel
Christie also intends on travelling to Jordan where he will meet with King Abdullah II, before returning to New Jersey on Easter Sunday.

Oops!

Also reminds me of... When Glob sets foot on the Land a great earthquake...

34 posted on 04/02/2012 9:19:21 AM PDT by Jeremiah Jr (Chi ha-Olamim)
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To: SaraJohnson

“He might tip the city over”

To the jihadis.

He’s a fiscal hawk but a softee on jihad.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41141.html


35 posted on 04/03/2012 3:01:14 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: EGPWS

“The trip is being co-sponsored by The Republican Jewish Coalition and Choose New Jersey, a nonprofit organization established by business executives to expand the state’s economy, according to the Star-Ledger newspaper.”


36 posted on 04/03/2012 3:14:11 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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