Chris Christie apologizes for ‘occupied territories’ remark – Kenneth P. Vogel –

So Christie happily slams reporters and regular folks to their faces.. but quickly wags his tail to a wealthy donor who didn’t like his choice of words..

This is an interesting process of Christie perhaps being forced to lose his candor and fall in line with the standarized language tracks..

Which might chop of even more support.. and the national scene is not his natural element…

LAS VEGAS – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a Saturday afternoon meeting with Sheldon Adelson apologized for stepping on a fault line in fraught Middle East politics during a speech he gave earlier in the day, according to a source familiar with the conversation.

Invoking a 2012 trip he and his family took to Israel, Christie recalled “I took a helicopter ride from the occupied territories across and just felt personally how extraordinary that was to understand, the military risk that Israel faces every day.”

While the story was intended to forge common cause with Adelson and the several hundred donors to the Republican Jewish Coalition to which Christie was speaking, his use of the term “occupied territories” set off murmurs in the crowd.


8 thoughts on “Chris Christie apologizes for ‘occupied territories’ remark – Kenneth P. Vogel –

    • Yep..
      And I thought the same during the last presser.. this is so not Presidential behavior.. and this might work in NJ but not nationally..
      And plain talk is a privilige of smaller scale at times..
      Things are more complicated on the big stage..

  1. He’s gonna have a cloud over his head until the US Attorney passes judgement with the Grand Jury…..
    No Matter what establishment types simply can NOT get in bed with Christie right now even though they will listen to him….

    • Some big name on the right (donor or establishment) is quoted in Double Down for labeling Christie as having a “lack of self control”.
      I think that nails it.

    • Interesting – probably confirming once again that NJ and nation wide is not the same thing.

      But is he just noise on the right now? Should he back off or can he spread a message? I’m leaning towards his staying being trouble… for his own party..

    • His infamous speech at Mitt’s convention comes to mind.. talking all about himself and not mentioning the candidate before way in there..
      He might become a huge problem for the right.. not backing down.. losing self control and doing more vendettas…

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