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How Does Chris Christie Feel About Congress?

The famously cagey and un-opinionated New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, has once again left everyone in the dark as to his true feelings with his characteristic vagaries and endlessly qualified opinions. The nondescript Republican governor was in the spotlight after Congress, reeling from its bruising fiscal cliff deal, pulled a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief at the very last minute. He expressed his feelings about the vote with his trademark caution: “Last night, the House majority failed most basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state … It was disappointing and disgusting to watch.” Indeed, a man of few words. And, never one to point fingers. Christie remained guarded in his opinion on just who was responsible for the people of New Jersey and New York’s continued delay of relief: “There’s only one group to blame … the House majority, and their Speaker, John Boehner.” And then he added, coyly, that the relief bill “just could not overcome the toxic internal politics of the House majority.” So, how does Christie really feel? The nation may never know. The only clue may be buried in his suggestion that “it’s why the American people hate Congress. Unlike the people in Congress, we have actual responsibilities” …

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