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A Look Back At Christie’s Life & Leadership

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Governor Christie has made quite the name for himself and many of his accomplishments have gained national notoriety, but just who is Chris Christie and how did he get into politics?

Well, it all started when former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean went to Christie’s Junior High School and gave a speech that really influenced Christie.

“Evidentially young Chris Christie was in the class and heard me speak and went home and told his mother that he wanted to be in politics and his mother thought well next week he’ll want to be a fireman and after that a policeman. And so after three months of this she said ‘get in the car’ and he said, ‘where are we going?’, and she said ‘we’re gonna find that guy that gave the speech because he knows how to get you into politics and I don’t.’ So they come driving up my driveway, rang the doorbell and I answered the door and he said, ‘Sir, I heard you speak and I would like to get into politics.’ And I said, ‘fine why don’t you come with me I’m giving a speech and find out how you like it.’ And of course he loved it,” Kean said.

In fact Christie’s political career got on track when Kean actually went to George W. Bush and told him about Christie and suggested he use the current governor as U.S State Attorney.

Kean went on to discuss how Christie was always a leader, pointing out that he was even the president of his high school and college graduating classes.


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