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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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76.

Shades46    

He's not U.S. Vice-Presidential material, he's U.S. Presidential material. He might even be a good Secretary of State.

747 days ago
77.

Mike    

So many fat bashing comments here and you are all OK with that but when it comes to gay bashing?????

747 days ago
78.

hursh4ever    

People are getting tired of these lazy no good teachers... they get summers off, use union thuggery when people try to get them to actually do even a DECENT job for their money... give them PAY DECREASES... if they don't like the pay or work, they should look for another job, there are millions of people who would accept the benefits and pay and tenures of the lazy fat cats... **** you stupid ******* **** sucker

747 days ago
79.

Nj Resident    

He's a horrible governor I couldn't imagine what he would do as a VP. He recently signed a law making it impossible for college instructors to teach online, if the school is out of state. Totally controlled by the mob.

747 days ago
80.

Mary    

That's my Gov!!

747 days ago
81.

oink    

The fat bastard couldn't do a Debate. couldn't stop eating long enough to talk either.

747 days ago
82.

BB not bb    

Christie is sensitive about the charter schools. He is trying to convince everyone they are a good thing when in reality, they are taking the place of real public schools and causing teachers to lose jobs.


The charter schools are just private schools paid for with public funds, usually put in an urban inner city areas, and sometimes with a Islamic bent. They are for profit organizaitons that siphon off money that would normally go to fund the public schools.


NJ public schools are renowned nationally and the system is one of the best in the country. Some of the cities where the charter schools are going also have some of the top ranked schools in the state. Just because there are some special ed schools and schools where kids aren't so interested in learning, the schools are being shut down due to lack of prerformance and being replaced with these autonomous private schools.


This is a huge debacle, it makes no sense, the people in the areas they are going don't want them, the teachers are being hounded by Christie left and right all over the state, and so he throws his little fits at people who disagree with him.


He is in the state paper constantly for mouthing off and calling other statesmen and constituents names. He calls people things like numbnuts and says things like something is going down tonight and it ain't gonna be jobs sweetheart, and why don't you take a bat to her, in reference to how an elderly woman was dealt with by the press. He is a boor.


I thought maybe he was fighting with the Jersey Shore cast who are also in Seaside now filming.

747 days ago
83.

jeff cox    

More people need to stand up to this guy. But those of us who've had to put up with this toad in the Governor's mansion for the past few years are used to it by now. He sets up these "community meetings", let's someone get up and then films himself for berating them - without giving them any opportunity to respond - and then has them ushered out by his cops.

I can't wait til his term is over. I hate this man's politics.

747 days ago
84.

fonzie    

This is why I moved out of Jersey.

747 days ago
85.

Rich    

Gov Christie is a big bully.

747 days ago
86.

carbin    

Maybe he's just not scared of hard asses yelling at him from 100 feet away? Hmm...I would think he would be used to public union workers acting like ******* by now!

747 days ago
87.

Debs626    

The man is a ticking time bomb..he would be a horrible president, he lacks self control, self respect and has no class.

747 days ago
88.

dave    

He's just a hood in office, same mentality and no doubt connected to some underground mob network, since he does look the part.

747 days ago
89.

JUstin    

- Over Grown Baby - The number one thing that comes to mind with this Guy...Far from a Leader ...

747 days ago
90.

muffey    

He is the epitome of a bully. He lacks refinement and basic good manners. This ugly American is not qualified to occupy national public office. Let him stay in Jersey. He is a pig.

747 days ago
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