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Gov. Chris Christie

Fightin' Words

On the Jersey Shore

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



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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61.

Norm S Bonner    

Thanks for your insight LOVE MY FANS. More importantly, your bold letter font and CAPS use really adds authority and depth to your comments.

840 days ago
62.

Carl    

This is exactly why he'll never be president. Some people think these antics are cool, but when it comes to a presidential election he has too hot of a temper.

840 days ago
63.

hotbitch    

Regardless of where you stand politically you gotta repect his gangsta. Christie is like a honey badger; he don't give a s**t!

840 days ago
64.

Jim in Cali    

Props to you Gov Christie. Support you 100%

840 days ago
65.

Neer    

He's a real big shot, surrounded by his staff of NJ state troopers. *******.

840 days ago
66.

Sabby    

What exactly would have happened if the guy hadn't walked away? Was our governor really about to get in a fist fight?

840 days ago
67.

Neer    

He's a real big shot surrounded by his staff of NJ state troopers. What a loud-mouthed *******.

840 days ago
68.

MoniGirl23    

he looks like he swallowed a whale -___-

840 days ago
69.

Deven    

The "heckler" was right. We need cuts in other places, not in education. But a country of the uneducated is easier to control. The backlash against teachers scared me so much that I changed my major.

840 days ago
70.

JerrsyyGurl    

He just made the Jersey Shore look classy!

840 days ago
71.

AyeJay    

I like Gov. Christie, but only when it's saying like it is in his office. Not to random people stating their opinions in public. Gov needs to sit down with his "everyone is wrong but me" mentality.

840 days ago
72.

There's a problem here    

I don't know enough of his style of governing to comment, but if he's a good governor then more power to him. If he isn't, then he's just another politician azzwhole.

840 days ago
73.

Bubbles The Chimp    

New Jersey money must be going to Twinkies and Ho Hos to feed tubby.

840 days ago
74.

Sabby    

I think the governor was actually jealous when he derided Jersey Shore. He thought it should be him getting paid for trashiness.

840 days ago
75.

hursh4ever    

Teachers want all the money and benefits while still doing a ****TY ass job.. I don't blame Christie or others funding charter schools...

Teachers in public school are lazy and suck at teaching... charter schools are better.

840 days ago
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