Christie: No More VP Questions
(NEW YORK) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is letting everyone know he’s tired of getting questions about whether he’ll be on Mitt Romney’s ticket this fall.
One of the reasons Christie is so widely known for both his tell-it-like-it-is style and humor is because of the YouTube videos his office has adopted as part of its messaging since he became governor in 2009. On Tuesday, his office was out with another.
In a new web video posted by his office, which ABC News obtained from Christie’s office but which was first reported by Buzzfeed, two of Christie’s aides — including Communications Director Maria Comella — are conspiring about ways to get his message out, deciding on more town halls.
Christie eavesdrops on their conversation and says to the camera, “More town halls? Are those guy kidding me? Easy for them to say. They never even show up at the town halls.”
“I can’t take one more question about flooding,” Christie said in the video. “I don’t want any more questions about being vice president. And these kids, these kids with all these questions. I can’t take it anymore. So no, they’re going to have to come up with something other than town halls. They have got to come up with some better ideas than that. I could maybe come up with something even bigger than that. I’ll come up with something.”
Christie is then seen walking out of the governor’s office and grabbing a fire extinguisher as the video ends and promises more to come. The New Jersey governor holds the town halls about once a week, and for those that attend them they will find a large amount of questions about flooding, students posing queries and the occasional vice presidential questions from the crowd.
It’s clear the video is supposed to be funny, as Comella almost always attends his town halls and Christie seems to relish the back-and-forth with fans and foes alike. But it’s just a preview. His office wouldn’t reveal more about the next video, which is expected to post Tuesday evening.
Christie’s blunt style led him most recently to tell a group of students that Mitt Romney might be able to “convince” him to be his running mate, even though he has often said his doesn’t want the number-two position.
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