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Gov. Chris Christie

Fightin' Words

On the Jersey Shore

7/6/2012 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0_2yjedc81_0_7ipzit1lThings got downright HOSTILE on the Jersey Shore last night -- with NJ Governor Chris Christie getting into a heated verbal altercation right on the boardwalk ... and it was all caught on tape.

Gov. Christie (R-NJ) was hangin' with his family in Seaside Heights ... and had just ordered an ice cream cone when a passerby fired off some snide comments about Christie's policy on education.

Christie got PISSED -- and while clutching his cone, shouted back at the guy, "You're a real big shot ... you're a real big shot shootin' your mouth off."

The man shouted back, "Nah, just take care of the teachers!"

The comment only inflamed Christie ... who aggressively marched towards the guy and warned, "Keep walkin' away ... really good ... keep walkin'."

Soon after, someone in Christie's party put his arm around the 49-year-old and escorted him in the other direction.

FYI -- Christie, one of the prime contenders for the Republican Vice Presidential nomination, has recently signed legislation expanding public funding for charter schools ... a decision that has infuriated some who would prefer the money go towards struggling public schools.

Christie's temper has been making headlines after he called a reporter "stupid" and an "idiot" on Saturday for asking off-topic questions at a news conference.

Christie's camp had no comment on the story.


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If I were Christy, the last thing I would be doing is calling someone big while eating ice cream.

838 days ago


It's Jersey folks

have you been there before? Try making the same comment yourself to someone. Christie has every right to get mad at some teacher union pig supporter.

All you have to rebut is calling him names? I bet you're equally fat, it's meaningless and adds character.

838 days ago


The Gov has a lot of room to talk. What a big, fat pig of a man or whatever he is?

838 days ago

gerie scannapieco    

he is a big pig with a smart mouth and no class

838 days ago


stupid ******

838 days ago


Finally, another Truman. A man of the people who gives back what is thrown at him. He is just what we need in todays phony, what's in it for me, politicians. We need more like him.

838 days ago

Matthew Meyer    

Very tough to tell a guy to 'keep walking' as your police escort starts making their way towards him for nothing but words.

838 days ago


republicans are all insane

838 days ago

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838 days ago


Why is TMZ running this story 3 days in a row??? Nice bias.....

838 days ago


Christie has about as much chance of getting the VP spot (or a second term as Gov.) as Snookie.

838 days ago


You don't need to have a temper to call reporters stupid and a idiot. Because reporters are stupid and are idiots.

838 days ago

Do you really need an ice cream cone? Perhaps you should be eating a glass of water, or better yet NOTHING You're a public figure. There are 100,000,000 starving people in the wold and you walk around like that, OINK yo

838 days ago


Now did he really need to have an ice cream cone in his hand while arguing...

838 days ago

always Al    

Ever notice how the "brave" Libs jump right out to attack any Conservative who has "stones?" Just proves how gutless they are.
If Christie doesn't make it to Washington, we need
him on the west coast. Oh, do we need him!

838 days ago
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