Christie Takes State Police Helicopter To Son's Baseball Game

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Well, isn't that special? I wonder how much that chopper ride cost NJ taxpayers?

Christie Lands In Bergen County In State Police Helicopter For Son's Baseball Game - Ridgewood, NJ Patch

Governor Christie landed in Bergen County in a state police helicopter late Tuesday afternoon to attend his son's baseball game against St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale.

Christie arrived shortly before 4 p.m. to watch his son Andrew play baseball for Delbarton School. He was driven from the helicopter about 100 yards to the field in a black car with tinted windows.

Responding to a question from Patch about the use of the helicopter to attend the game, Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said, "It is a means of transportation that is occasionally used as the schedule demands. This has historically been the case in prior administrations as well, and we continue to be judicious in limiting its use."
 

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Power corrupts people and I have yet to understand why. Maybe it's a lack of virtue.
 

michaelr

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Hey come on, austerity is for us not our lords. Cut this poor man some slack....hahahaha
 
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People who bitch about others being fiscally wasteful and then do things like this..do not deserve breaks.
 
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Nope. I'm fine with this one. We elect people to positions like this that often include complex restraints on their time. Occasionally, things like this are going to be necessary. Unless we want to start requiring that they put their family life on hold while in office, the occasional thing like this is bound to occur. If the guy had taken the whole day off and driven, people would be upset about him not getting any of the state's work done.
 
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michaelr

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People who bitch about others being fiscally wasteful and then do things like this..do not deserve breaks.
But....but he is leading by example. Imagine if we all took helicopter rides, the industry would grow and jobs and stuff would grow.....
 
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But....but he is leading by example. Imagine if we all took helicopter rides, the industry would grow and jobs and stuff would grow.....
Everybody taking a highspeed rail system would be the sane way to go...but the Teapary folks would rather keep us all in the stone age because after all who needs high speed rails when you have a private Helo to use at the tax payers expense?
 

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Everybody taking a highspeed rail system would be the sane way to go...but the Teapary folks would rather keep us all in the stone age because after all who needs high speed rails when you have a private Helo to use at the tax payers expense?
It is Obama's EPA that shuts down power plants pal. Don't throw stones when you live in a glass house, ok.
 
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It is Obama's EPA that shuts down power plants pal. Don't throw stones when you live in a glass house, ok.
What does that have to do with this teaparty member choosing to use his taxpayer paid for Helo for private use?
Everybody should be fiscally conservative but them?
What plants have been shut down and where?
What do power plants have to do with that or the building of High speed rail systems?
 

michaelr

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What does that have to do with this teaparty member choosing to use his taxpayer paid for Helo for private use?
Everybody should be fiscally conservative but them?
What plants have been shut down and where?
What do power plants have to do with that or the building of High speed rail systems?
Hey I am responding to YOUR post.
Everybody taking a highspeed rail system would be the sane way to go...but the Teapary folks would rather keep us all in the stone age because after all who needs high speed rails when you have a private Helo to use at the tax payers expense?