April 15, 2015

WHEN DANDIDATES ARE A DIME A DOZEN:

Christie Is Served a Ribbing at New Hampshire Restaurant (Michael Barbaro, 4/15/15, NY Times)

First, Dick Moquin, 68, challenged Mr. Christie with an unanswerable question, about the famously unsatisfying series finale of New Jersey's famous television drama.

"We want to know about Tony Soprano," he said. "In the last episode, what happened?"

Mr. Christie played along. "You know, they didn't tell me, either," he replied. "The screen went blank and nobody filled me in, either."

Then Buck Mercier, 69, brought up gun control and made clear his distaste for new regulation.

Mr. Christie spoke of "balance" and assured him that "the only way it's going to be taken away is if they amend the Constitution, which I don't think they are going to do."

Mr. Mercier, a hunter, seemed unenthusiastic.

But as Mr. Christie turned away, preparing to meet another group of customers, Mr. Mercier decided to fire off another barb at the governor.

"When they told me you were coming here, I went down to make sure -- personally -- that the bridges were going to be open," he said.

The room erupted in laughter.

Posted by at April 15, 2015 3:27 PM
  

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