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Governor Christie Back To His Old Ways?

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Manahawkin, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Governor Christie’s 121st Town Hall meeting that took place last week in Manahawkin was the first time in a while that Governor Christie seemed to be back to his old antics that helped make him so popular in the first place.

He was complimented several times on his weight loss by constituents and he responded with jokes.

“Yeah I know my wife told me I have to get more new suits. But I’m on a budget, so I gotta be careful, you know,” he said.

For the first time in months, the governor even dished out some of his famous Christie attitude to those in the audience.

“So go ‘head, you got something else you need to say…not really, right? You don’t want to be-labor it, then don’t! You’ll go home and feel better about it afterwards if you don’t,” he said.

New Jersey Now host Jim McQueeney chimed in to discuss whether or not anything has really changed with the governor or if he is getting more comfortable in his skin now that people seem to be moving past bridgegate.

“I think first of all he probably felt immediately happy that no one shut off the bridge to Manahawkin for him to get there right? But I think he has some reason to feel a little better and a little bounciness to what he’s doing. First of all I give him a lot of credit. He still goes out there and does those town meetings one after the other and he’s also looking at something where I think that legislative committee , some have argued and I’ve argued, I don’t know why they did the legislative committee it really is dogs investigating cats for God’s sake. A Democratic legislature investigating a Republican governor, how fair is that gonna be at the end of the day? The real investigation should have been where it is now at the federal government on here,” he said.

The governor is no stranger to controversy however; even last week reports surfaced about 27 of his staffers getting a raise which angered some people.

“A cynic might say those raises were given to keep people on board who might jump the boat. A Machiavelli might say, it’s hush money,” McQueeney explained.


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