Chris Christie was a hard-nosed, successful federal prosecutor from 2002 – 2008. In 2009 he ran a successful campaign to become the Governor of New Jersey.
He had a terrific first year in that capacity. the next seven were not so terrific.
And then there was the summer of 2017 when, during a government shutdown that closed New Jersey beaches over the 4th of July weekend, Christie – using his RHIP Status as Governor, took his family to one of them, where they enjoyed a beautiful sunny day by themselves while the rest of the states’s residents were shut out.
This picture (usually cropped to show Christie only)…
…became a point of derisive amusement to most people. It was photo-shopped so many times in so many ways – some of them hilarious – that I lost count. Here are just a couple: