AP: Gov. Christie & “friend” Obama reunited in NJ to celebrate rebuilding efforts

Posted by: ST on May 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I couldn’t help but notice this teaser headline from the Associated Press today:

“Obama back in New Jersey with friend Chris Christie to survey Hurricane Sandy recovery”

LOL. Most of you reading this might not find it so odd, considering the photos of Gov. Christie and President Obama not long after Hurricane Sandy hit the Atlantic Coast, and especially considering Christie’s gushing praise of the President not long after that for how he was “handling” the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I found it odd, however, because while you and I may view the way they looked together as equating to “friendship”, rarely do you see it described that way in the headline of a news article about two political allies – no matter whether or not their alliance is an unlikely one. Think about it – how often do you see articles with the headline “Obama and friend Hillary Clinton to visit the UK”, etc? It’s just naturally assumed that there is a “cordial working relationship” there, if not a warm personal one. Describing a political ally as a “friend” usually only happens when the article is about the friendship itself, rather than a political event. This article talked about their emerging so-called “bromance” but it didn’t suggest any deep connection there outside of the one that is political in nature (the one that happened as a result of Hurricane Sandy), a connection that is important for Gov. Christie to have as he is running for re-election this year in what I call a “burple” state – beyond purple, to the point it is almost entirely blue … but with a few shades of red in there.

I think the Associated Press put that headline in there as a not so subtle way of needling the conservatives who have slammed Christie for his treatment of Obama with kid gloves since Sandy devastated the shoreline of NJ and on inland last October. I could be wrong, but it’s just the vibe I get.

In any event, it’s good to see New Jersey coming back to life again. And, darn it, who can’t like the below picture of President Obama holding a stuffed “Chicago” bear that Gov. Christie won and gave to him while playing Touchdown Fever football toss on New Jersey’s Point Pleasant boardwalk earlier today (where the President, er, tanked)? “Bromance” indeed …

Pres. Obama and Gov. Christie

Photo via Jason Reed/Reuters


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5 Responses to “AP: Gov. Christie & “friend” Obama reunited in NJ to celebrate rebuilding efforts”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    These visits serve an ulterior motive; namely, to anger conservative voters to hinder Christie’s chances of winning the GOP nomination for 2016. He is making this tour fresh from his getting in the way of recovery efforts in Moore, OK where he made similar hollow promises of federal aid.

    It is no wonder Christie won the stuffed animal. Obhammud throws a football like a girl.

  2. Lorica says:

    /Yawn… Nothing to see here that hasn’t been seen before. The bro-mance continues. – Lorica

  3. Carlos says:

    If I were Christie, I’d watch my (considerable) backside, what with the Chicago thug sayin’ he’s behind him and his state all the way.

    Just sayin’.

  4. Severian says:

    I so love a good bromance…:-&

    Christy is no Republican, just another RINO the press will love until he try’s to run for national office, who will then sit there wondering where all his “friends” in the press went.

  5. Lorica says:

    Just like John McCain… and he still hasn’t learned that the Lamestream news idiots aren’t his friends. – Lorica