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A certainty in life — in addition to death and taxes — is that a politician who seems to be on the right track in promoting a leaner, more responsible, less hypocritical government will inevitability do something like this:

A brand-new State Police helicopter was Gov. Chris Christie’s ride of choice yesterday as he traveled to and from his son’s baseball game in Bergen County.

His office won’t say where he came from or where he went afterward. But about an hour and 10 minutes after leaving the game, Christie arrived, by car, at the governor’s mansion in Princeton to meet with a group of Iowa businessmen trying to recruit him for a presidential run.
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As the game at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale was about to begin, a noise from above distracted the spectators who watched the 55-foot-long helicopter buzz over the trees in left field, circle the outfield and land in an adjacent football field. Christie left the helicopter and got into a black car with tinted windows that drove him about 100 yards to the baseball field. The governor watched from the bleachers as his eldest son, Andrew, played starting catcher for Delbarton School. Christie played the position of catcher in high school as well.

There are groups of people begging Christie to run for president, but if he can’t see (or worse, doesn’t care) that stuff like this presents the wrong imagery maybe he’s better off staying in Jersey.

Taking a state copter to a baseball game and then jumping in a sedan to be driven the final 100 yards? Come on, Governor — this is the kind of stuff we mock limo lib politicians for doing.

Comments

5 Responses to “Governor Christie Takes State Helicopter to Son’s Baseball Game”

  1. Obama bin Biden on June 2nd, 2011 12:03 pm

    Compared to the Obamas flying around the world on the public's dime, this is a non-issue.

  2. backwoods on June 2nd, 2011 4:18 pm

    Is the fat man turning into a porker?

  3. SignPainterGuy on June 2nd, 2011 6:54 pm

    As far as I`m concerned, the 2-100 yd limo rides were a waste of money and resources as well as a much needed opportunity for some exercise, but the State Police chopper ride was fine. Many states use the state police for their gov`s security force and executives, biz and gov, often use aircraft to cut down on travel times when time is more important than the money it costs.

    I know I`d love to have been able to show up at my Daughter`s ball games in a SP chopper instead of just a Jimmy Suburban !

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  5. SignPainterGuy on June 3rd, 2011 8:21 pm

    It has now been reported that Christy reimbursed the state for the chopper use.

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