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.