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Giorgio: The New Jersey Boys

Thursday, May 14, 2015

 

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has had a rough couple of weeks to say the least. First came the indictments in the now infamous Bridgegate scandal last week. Several of his top aides were indicted. Then, the next day a reporter asked him about it, while Christie was campaigning in New Hampshire. Christie has been traveling the country, testing the waters for a potential GOP bid for the presidency. Christie got pretty testy with the reporter who had the audacity to question the governor about the scandal.

First Bridgegate

Bridgegate, as you may remember involved the closing of traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge punishing a local Democratic Mayor for not supporting the Republican Governor in his reelection fight.

No one really understands that kind of scandal and Christie had hoped that the GOP faithful would forget about it and they well may have. After all, it involved traffic and no one wants to think about that.

Now we have Snackgate

But this week another scandal broke involving the rotund governor and this was something people could sink their teeth into. We now have Snackgate. And this scandal leads directly to Christie, you just follow the crumbs.

It was reported over the weekend, that Christie spent $82,000 in tax payer money at NFL games on snacks.

New Jersey was famous for the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons .It appears that Christie will be famous for his three seasons: those are pre season, regular season and post season.

$82,000 is a lot of hot dogs and nachos and beer. No wonder Christie tips the scales at over 300 pounds.

The voters of New Jersey and the rest of the country understand this fiasco. If Christie's goose wasn't already cooked, it will be now. Snackgate maybe the last straw.

Snackgate is something that reporters and the taxpayers can sink their teeth into.

It's the simple things that bring the big men down. Because it is the simple things that the average American understands. And no one can understand how Christie could rack up a nacho bill that big. To paraphrase a question asked of President Nixon about Watergate: How many games did he go to and how much did he eat?

Governor vs. Food

Christie shouldn't be running for president, he should be on the reality TV show, Man versus Food.  That is a show where the host travels the nation, seeing if he can win food challenges such as eating a 10 pound burger or 15 pounds of nachos or a 12 pound steak.  It appears that Christie could win every challenge.

So Governor, keep your wisecracking New Jersey mouth shut for once. It actually might be good for your health. It is time you stop thinking about running for president and start thinking about how you are going to pay back the $82,000 in snacks.

At the current rate of Federal reimbursement of $2.93 per school lunch, almost 28,000 New Jersey children who live in poverty could have received a free school lunch. Lots of residents in the Garden State understand that.

Most likely, it appears that this is something that Christie doesn’t understand.

You want mustard with that pretzel?

 

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