New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a very busy man this morning. He’s dealing with massive storm damage this morning, and the lives of many of his constituents that have been severly impacted or even lost. And of course… new information is coming in by the minute.
On an interview with Fox and Friends this morning, Governor Christie mostly discussed the damage and issues he was dealing with in the storm zone. But host Steve Doocy then chose to pivot to a differnt subject. He asked Christie about the possibility of Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney touring the damage zone. Here’s how the exchange went down…
Steve Doocy: Over the last couple of months you have appeared throughout the country Governor on behalf of Mitt Romney talking him up for President of the United States. I know the President [is] off the campaign trail today. Although, we hear that perhaps Mr. Romney may do some storm-related events. Is there any possibility that Governor Romney may go to New Jersey to tour some of the damage with you?
Gov. Christe: I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than Presidential politics, and I could care less about any of that stuff. I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power. I’ve got devastation on the shore. I’ve got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now that I give a damn about Presidential politics then you don’t know me.
Clearly Mr. Doocy’s question was insensitive and out-of-line, but it was also very terribly phrased. A “storm-related event”? Is Romney going to throw a campaign rally for the storm victims? Governor Christie’s interests lie with the people of New Jersey, and ensuring they have a strong recovery. But I guess Mr. Doocy didn’t get the message that Sandy was a REAL hurricane that affected millions of people’s lives. It doesn’t “jive” well with party politics.