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Greetings from New Jersey.

You might have heard that our Governor, Chris Christie, and our President, Barack Obama, toured the storm ravaged town of Brigantine, NJ today. It's a little island town, just north of Atlantic City. Brigantine is a really nice place - kinda has an older population, but you can drive your Jeep on the beach and the surf's pretty tasty. Sadly, like the rest of the Jersey Shore, Brigantine is going to need a lot of work to get back its gleam.

But, I have to say, I haven't been prouder of Chris Christie - ever. While I'm definitely used to New Jersey being a disaster zone figuratively, I'm definitely not used to New Jersey being a disaster zone literally. And needless to say, it's been a rough couple of days here in New Jersey. But the strength & compassion of Christie's leadership - specifically his unequivocal refusal to play politics - has been excellent, and generally awe inspiring.

I can't say that I'll vote for him next year when he runs for reelection. There's plenty about his policies that I really don't like. And, frankly, he's kind of a bully at times. But, because it's proper to give credit where credit is do, my respect for him as a person is much, much higher as a result of the integrity he's shown over the last few days. Kudos Governor Christie.

#JerseyStrong, #KeepChoppin

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