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)…

Image: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie enjoys the beach with his family over the Fourth of July weekend.


…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:

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Stopped laughing yet?  OK, take your time.

Now, with the above in mind, think about this:  it has just been announced that Mr. Christie (who, it should be pointed out again, was an excellent federal prosecutor) is a top contender to be our next Attorney General.

Is that good or bad?  I’m honestly not sure.

But you can’t say he won’t be a change from Jeff Sessions – a man so invisible during his two years as Attorney General that H. G. Wells’ family should have considered a lawsuit for copyright infringement.

Let’s see how this progresses…and how many more times that beach picture shows up while we’re waiting.


    • Nope, Christie and his family were at the Governor’s beach house at Island State Park – not his personally, but the beach house all New Jersey Governors can use. The optics of him being there while a number of major beaches were closed to the public was what caused the ridicule.

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