Just TWO DAYS after leaving office as the Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie is reaping the realities of being an average citizen. He went to the Newark Airport, accompanied by a police officer, (which NJ provides to former governors for up to 6 months at their request), and he thought it was another day of going through the motions. Christie reportedly tried to enter a special access area that circumvents TSA security, an area he used for the past 8 years as Governor. Buuuuuut nope.
The TSA agent points to the regular TSA line. It’s tightly wrapped around the terminal like a successful game of snake, but there’s nothing fun about this game, just a lot of waiting.
Reports say Christie obliged by the request and accepted the fact that he is no longer Governor, although his lack of updating his twitter information leads us to believe that he’s not 100% emotionally there.
I'm not aware of any current governor in the United States whose last name is Christie. Who's this @GovChristie guy?
— Sadiq Ansari (@spartaaaaaaaaaa) January 18, 2018
Christie is denying, or more appropriately, passing on the blame of this mishap on the state police. But regardless, this is the little bit of schadenfreude I needed to get my day started, especially due to one key element of this story:
The order at the airport came from police for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport. The Port Authority also operates the George Washington Bridge, the target of a plot by Christie aides and allies to tie up traffic for political punishment in 2013.
Christie just needs to accept the fact he’s a regular guy. I’m never going to knock someone for chasing their dreams and working daily to make a difference in the world. But, when the difference you make continuously disappoints everyone around you and you leave office as the lowest approved Governor your state has ever seen, maybe it’s time to hang up your hat and accept life as a normal guy. It’s not so bad, man. All Christie needs to do is just get accustomed to the coach life, we ain’t in first class no more.
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