Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Says He is 'Readier' to be President

| by Michael Allen

Even though much of his staff has been subpoenaed over the ever-widening George Washington Bridge closure scandal and several mayors are claiming to be victims of his political retaliation, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is optimistic about possibly running for President of the United States.

"I’m readier, if that’s a word. I think it is most likely that the next Republican nominee for president will be a governor," Gov. Christie recently told Yahoo!

“I think I'm a fairly good politician,” he added.

As far as the bridge scandal, Gov. Christie was optimistic about it becoming a learning experience.

“I will learn things from this,” stated Gov. Christie. “I know I will. I don’t know exactly what it is yet that I’ll learn from it. But when I get the whole story and really try to understand what’s going on here, I know I’m going to learn things.”

The September 2013 closure of the bridge was ordered by a top aide to Gov. Christie, who claims he had no knowledge of the incident, even though many of his staff, campaign circle and appointees were aware.

Gov. Christie and the bridge scandal were recently parodied by "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon and Gov. Christie's hero Bruce Springsteen.

According to The New York Times, Fallon warned Gov. Christie about the parody, which he did not watch:

The governor could not bring himself to watch the traffic jam-themed parody of “Born to Run” sung by his idol, Bruce Springsteen, on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," though he was told by his college-age son, Andrew, that it was funny.

Sources: The New York Times and Yahoo!