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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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WirelessCobra    

Love the guy - a real breath of fresh air !

789 days ago
122.

Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

I love Chris Christie.

789 days ago
123.

karlew    

No impulse control hence the outburst and the ice cream.

789 days ago
124.

parlayer    

Hooray Christie, and to hell with union Blood suckers!!

789 days ago
125.

jgo    

ME CHRIS CHRISTIE... ME LIKE ICE CREAM... U MAKE ME ANGRYYYYY... I WALK AT YOU THREATENINGLY THEN WALK THE OTHER WAY. ARRHGGHHG

789 days ago
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jgo    

ME CHRIS CHRISTIE... ME LIKE ICE CREAM... U MAKE ME ANGRYYYYY... I WALK AT YOU THREATENINGLY THEN WALK THE OTHER WAY. ARRHGGHHG

789 days ago
127.

Bongo    

As much as I like Gov. Christie, he'd better lose a lot of weight and get his B.P. under control before he pops an artery. His public image is suffering, too.

789 days ago
128.

JC    

Of course the guy kept walking away from Christie. From the looks of things, the Governor has eaten several large families already and a single scoop ice cream cone wasn't gonna satisfy him...

789 days ago
129.

ReConUSMC    

I wished that Romney would develop some Guts in the Belly and some Steel Gonads and ""Man Up like Chris Christy does naturally .
Why ? Obama , the media and the far left will take no Prisoners .
This is War a few dummy's call Politics .

789 days ago
130.

TMZ Meister    

If you're gonna take a verbal shot at this man, Christie - you best be ready for return fire. And he's usually right on target!

789 days ago
131.

Anon    

Chris Christie sounds really unstable. Like seriously unstable.

789 days ago
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greekdish    

As usual, the Liberals here would rather comment on his weight than his policies, which have been very good for New Jersey. Yes, lets elect a healthy idiot like Obama and then watch our economy never recover, as opposed to an overweight smart politician enacting the will of the people.

Liberalism is a mental disease.

789 days ago
133.

Barb    

He should just call one of the Koch Brothers or one of their goons to handle the situation.

789 days ago
134.

Casey    

Is anyone who commented on this story even from Jersey? Well, when you’re there if someone makes a snide comment to you, you do the same to them. Maybe most people from other states don’t understand, but in Jersey, you don’t sugar coat things. And everyone is talking about his weight? First of all, a third of adults are obese, so don’t judge a politician on that. And it’s the Jersey Shore, you better get ice cream!

789 days ago
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herjim    

the teachers ARE the problem-overpaid, underworked, unaccountable...I'd be pissed too...you go Gov!

789 days ago
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