New Jersey Gov. Benedict Arnold Christie revealed that he took the time to make a personal phone call to congratulate Barack Obama on his reelection. Christie was clear that any political chicanery was not discussed:
“We didn’t have a political strategy discussion. I said congratulations on your win last night Mr. President, he said thank you governor.”
Oops. Properly italicized, that last sentence should read, “Thank you, Governor.”
Christie has lashed out at Republicans, upset with his glowing words for Obama during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, especially Mitt Romney’s staffers, saying:
“When you get to the end of a campaign and it’s unsure of the results, those who fear they may be blamed if things don’t go well will try to look for other people to blame. That’s the way it goes.”
Here’s the way it goes for Christie: he didn’t call Romney, simply emailed him his condolences, saying weakly, “We haven’t spoken on the phone yet.”
There’s a shock.
One would suppose that the journey of being the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention to stabbing Mitt Romney in the back a week before the election must have been exhausting for Christie.
No wonder he didn’t have the energy to call Romney. And for all of Christie’s reputed toughness, he didn’t have the ***** to call the man whose dreams and career he sabotaged.
Some tough guy.