Sunday, July 02, 2017
Oooh, the Optics.
He may not have scored a cushy job in the Trump cabinet but Chris Christie is still the governor of New Jersey and that counts for something. Unfortunately the optics on this 4th of July greeting card to his state constituents are really, really bad.
A budget squabble between the State's Democratic legislature and the governor saw Christie shut down the government and that included closing the Island Beach State Park to the public. The closure, however, didn't stop the governor and his friends from taking in the surf and sand.
With the park closed to the plebs, Christie and his family and a gaggle of friends hit the Governor's beach house to enjoy the holiday. Some enterprising journo managed to get airborne to take a few delicious snaps of the governor struggling with the government shutdown.