New Jersey Governor Chris Christie does not care what people think of him, he just sees the controversy from his beach jaunt over the 4th of July as political optics. He closes the beach and then goes to relax on that closed beach...the people of New Jersey do not appreciate Christie's arrogant actions.
Gov. Chris Christie’s trip to a closed state beach during the state government shutdown didn't go over well, according to a Monmouth University poll...
Almost all respondents — 86 percent — saw the pictures. When asked to describe it, the most popular word New Jerseyans used was "disgusted," at 7 percent, with "anger" and "disbelief" a close second. Other popular words: "Selfish," "hypocrite" and "arrogant." Less than 10 percent either said something positive or that they weren't bothered by it.
And then there was this: "Another 6% of those polled simply used some form of profanity to express their sentiments about Christie's beach day," said the news release circulated with the poll. Politico
Does Christie care? Probably not, because this is all just political optics.