What's Christie's Favorite Thing About Being NJ Governor? [VIDEO]

Crowd laughs as second grade Montville resident's question is answered.

Audrey, a second grader from Montville, grabbed hold of the microphone during a town hall meeting in her town Wednesday to ask Gov. Chris Christie the question on most of the minds of people her age: "What's your favorite thing about being governor?"

Christie first answered seriously, but then gave his "fun answer."

Check out the video above to see what he had to say.

Don Mennie February 28, 2013 at 07:44 AM
Chris Christie lives near me in Mendham. We even went to the same high school in Livingston, albeit 20 years apart. I've never met him, but I see his entourage of black SUVs on our side streets from time to time. I like his attitude about things and the fact that he can respond/contribute to all manner of serious problems, adapt his tactics, and function positively despite the gridlock that is now overwhelming American national politics. Can he make a real difference long term? I hope so, and I applaud him for trying. The Republicans will be making a grave mistake if they ever push him aside.
Ricky February 28, 2013 at 07:47 AM
Well to push him aside, it would take the strength of every Republican in all 50 states.
Tracy Lazorchak February 28, 2013 at 01:18 PM
I think governor Christie is one of the best governors we've had in NJ. He's a real, down to earth guy. Ricky, enough with the fat jokes. Lets grow up and realize fat, thin, white, black etc. really doesn't make the person. He keeps it real. No one is perfect.
Adam February 28, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Gov Christie is an affable, man on the street sort of individual and I like him personally, especially his leadership during and currently with the Post-Sandy clean-up. But the bottom line....is the bottom line. New Jersey ranks just 4th in the nation as the worrst state to recover from the recession (glad to know that we are just ahead of Wyoming, Alabam and Mississippi-woopy) and we have one of the highest unemployment rates in the counrty. I know, I know, the recession hit us bad, but it also hit New York and Connectict just as bad, but the difference is that their Democratic Governers not only cut spending but also usd a sensable approach to raise taxes (ya know, wort of what Bill Clinton did on a natinal level in the mid-1990's tht ushered in significant growth and 3 years of budget surpluses).. New York and Connecticy are doing fine-much lower unemployment and solid economic growth. Christie's adherence to "no new taxes, ever!" may play to the right wing primary voters in Iowa, Texas and Louisiana in the 2016 Republican primaries; just wish he would concentrate on whats best for New Jersey now, not his presidential ambitions in 2016. I must admit that the $500,000+ that Christie raised for George Bush in the 2000 elction, which elevated this small town civil-law attorney into the US Attorney for New Jersey was certainly money well spent. Who says pay to play dosn't get results.
Ojo Rojo February 28, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Raising taxes does not create jobs and will not lower the unemployment rate one bit or drive economic growth. We already have some of the highest taxes in the country. If high taxes did create economic growth, we'd be growing by leaps and bounds already.
Adam February 28, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Well, I guess the significant economic boost we got under the balanced approch of tax increases and spending cuts we got Clinton, as well as under Ronald Reagan (under the term "revenue enhancers", ya know, when Reagan closedtax loopholes, which resulted in an effective tax increase that still rates as the highest that this country has so far had) must have been a dream. We sure know what cuting taxes only achieved for this country under Bush 2. a complete economic meltdown. In 1999, the CBO estimated that if all we did was follow the balanced approach of Bill Clinton, out national debt would have been eliminated in 2011. I agree, raising taxes alone does not work, and we all know what cuting taxes alone has achieved fort this country. But a "balanced" approach of targeted tax increases and spending cuts, such as that followed by Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and the current Governers of New York and Connecticut, does work. I, like most most New jersey residents, personally like Christie and would love to sit and have a beer with him, but I do see him looking in the forward view mirror at how conservative primary voters in Iowa in 2016 will view his current policies in New Jersey as a negative, not a positive for this state. Face it-if, in addition to spending cuts (which i support) Christie also raised taxes to get our finaicial house in order, we in new Jersey would benefit, but he could kiss his presidential ambitions goodby.
Mr.budget February 28, 2013 at 04:16 PM
He Loves Twinkies
Mr.budget February 28, 2013 at 04:17 PM
His Favorite thing about being Governor is acting tough at meetings while being protected by State Troopers
Adam February 28, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Who doesn't love Twinkies? Christie is a moderate Republican, otherwise know as a liberal democrat to the most parts of the conservative "red" states in this country and to the "hijacked" Republican Party. The only true conservative politician in New Jersey is our recently gerrimanderd congressman Scott Garrett, so folks, please follow Mr. Garrett's lead and grow Christmas Trees on your property like Mr. Garrett does. That way we can all benefit by having our property taxes reduced to nothing, have no money to pay off our state debts, pensions and public workers and watch our state soar into the economic stratosphere because, after all, cutting taxes is such a smart economic move for a state like New Jersey that is mired in debt.
Ricky February 28, 2013 at 05:08 PM
>Ricky, enough with the fat jokes< Never called him 'fat', I grew up watching the Honeymooners so blame Alice not me lol.
Mike Kupchik March 01, 2013 at 12:06 AM
I like Scott and Chris, whatever the political climate and comments.
Mary Ann Uschak March 02, 2013 at 04:19 PM
I'd like to live in Mendham.....
RB March 02, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Here ya go - http://www.trulia.com/NJ/Mendham/#for_sale/Mendham,NJ/price;a_sort/
Ricky March 02, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Here's a nice one: http://www.trulia.com/property/3092717456-8-Mountain-Ave-Mendham-NJ-07945 Taxes are only 7171.40 on a $373,900 assessment in Mendham Borough. Highly rated public schools! Call Denise (973) 510-2434
Michael J. Klatsky March 21, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Ojo Rojo, The vast majority of property owners in Northern NJ do contribute their "fair share" to the true costs of running municipalities. Rather, even with the current "high" taxes rates, most towns only collect about 60% of operating costs through revenue alone. They consistently rely on state bailouts - such as the Local Government Aid progam and the like. Building towns zoned for 95% single family homes was the worst fiscal decision we ever made as a democracy. The revenue return per sq. foot is downright abysmal compared with more traditional types of town construction. (they exist is almost every town too - they were all built with private money, and private analysis on return on investment before the massive gov't interference in the housing industry Post-WWII)
Michael J. Klatsky March 21, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Scott Garrett will be voted out next election with his new district. Adam Gussen, a local politician with no publicity and almost non-existent fundraising somehow managed to get nearly 43% of the vote. I'd call that a close race. With a strong contender, Garrett would certainly lose with 75% of the district in Democratic Bergen County. Source: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/New_Jersey's_5th_congressional_district_elections,_2012


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