While New Jersey Residents Suffer, Governor Christie Goes on Saturday Night Live

Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents are without power. Many have lost homes and everything else that they have. Some don’t have enough to eat and others are struggling to stay warm.

This is not the time for a responsible leader to go do his self-promoting shtick on Saturday Night Live. But Christie seems so tone deaf that he puts his self-promotion ahead of anything else.

Yes Giuliani went on Saturday Night Live a few weeks after September 11, but that wasn’t a series of gags, it was a serious tribute to those who died in the attacks. It had very little in common with Christie showing off the same routine that he does every time he’s in the vicinity of a video camera. And at a time when New Jersey residents still need help, why is their Governor spending time on a comedy show cracking jokes about what people have been going through?

We’ve got people from Louisiana and North Carolina coming in to help New Jersey, while Christie hops from one photo op to another. Sandy, like everything else, has turned out to be all about the monumental ego of a big man who wants to be an even bigger man.

In Rahway, where many residents were still without power yesterday afternoon, 400 survival kits handed out by the Red Cross in the City Hall parking lot proved to be too few.

“All of a sudden it was like a big rush,” Red Cross worker Lauren Franklin said. “They went extremely quickly.”

For Monique Patterson, who arrived too late to get a survival kit, it was insult added to injury. “It’s been hell,” she said. “I have three kids and we have no power, no heat, for 13 days now.”

William Dickson, who works for the Union County city, said there has been little communication between authorities and residents about when PSE&G would restore electricity.

“It’s so cold at night I have to sleep with a blanket over my head and use my own breath to stay warm,” he said.

Maybe Christie could take a break from doing his own one-man non-stop comedy show to hand out some survival kits.

  • DonatoBattiato

    I use to like this guy. Now…..go "F" yourself, A##hole!

  • TB

    Why isn't Barak Obama being wing hammered by the media for Sandy the way Bush was hammered for Katrina? Oh that's right MSM

  • Naz

    Where are the critics that reported Obama flew in for a photo op with Christi the day after the storm and and then flew to Las Vegas to raise $ not for NY or NJ, but for his re-election

  • AmericansVsDemocRats

    The difference between a hurricane survivor down South and you gweedos up North is that, the guy in the South was prepared, never complained, accepted reality, AND VOTED FOR A BETTER FUTURE!

  • Cranios

    I need to go check the archives to see if this editorialist had the same complaint about Obama’s many vacations and trips during tragedies like the Benghazi issue or similar ones. I hope he’s being consistent and not just partisan.

  • 1stThron

    Under the Katrina rules of the Blame Game, neither mayors nor governors are at fault only the President of the United States is at fault. Governors and mayors are suppose to be source for the press to criticize the president, not take responsibilty. Please remember, the president during Katrina had pre-staged necessary supplies and equipment before the storm and immediately demonized. The Protected Liar never did any pre-staging for Sandy and he was glorified for how he managed the crisis. But then the Protected Liar is a Democrat and its good to be a Democratic president when you fail to adequately respond to storms, ambassadors under fire, gun running to Mexco, unemployment becoming a growth business, and on and on and on………

  • the truth

    Listen Cristie and Obama did a horrible job with Sandy. You just dont hear about it like Katrina because the shameful media covered for Obama. Christie is a bozo and a disgrace, He tried to use this storm to further his political career, to appeal to moderatesa when he runs for president by holding hands with Obama. It backfired. No conservative republican will EVER vote for this ahooole.

  • John

    Probably thinking if it works for obammer then it should work for me.

    • haphazard

      Wow, did I mis-judge this guy. It was refreshing at first to see such a bold straight talker. Lost much respect after the fake Christie-Obama photo-op and love fest right before the election as per Christie’s request. Now with this SNL extravaganza, I’ve concluded that like Obama, Christie is a textbook narcisisst. He would not get my vote for city council let alone President.

  • Mp

    Clarly drudge has decided hit Christie. Great to see GOP eating their own!

  • Fed Up

    People grow up. Why is this alll his fault and responisbility. HE IS NOT THE ELECTRIC company. he isn't the one living in an area where electric guys are attacked, thrown out because they are not union and lal the other crap your giving them. He has pushed and pushed. As far as all three mayors go they have done excellent jobs. It was a n act of nature and they are not god. Here is an idea why don't you get pissed at the anointed one you idiots voted back in office since he and you think he is god.Funny how Christie being a republican gets a beat down while the idiot Democrat in the White House once again is left alone by the press. Hmmm me thinks Bush heard plenty when Katrina was a problem but some how (maybe even because they know he has nothing to give) Obama is getting no hassle.

  • Josh

    He's a socialist, commie, pinko, atheist homosexual alright! How dare he take a break for a few hours and have a brief respite from the arduous task of coordinating a weeks long state of emergency! If there's even one person in New Jersey who doesn't have three square meals a day, he should not even be taking time off to sleep. After all, relying on the government to help you in a time of need is the Republican way!

  • KIdCharlemagne

    One-term Christie. This pig is roasted.
    Two weeks of living in the 19th century and he's making light about it? Pure arrogance.

  • Sal

    Nixon started the clowning on television with his "sock it to me" nonsense on Laugh In 40 years ago.
    Clinton turned it into an art form and now all Presidential Candidates lower themselves to this venue.
    After turning a Presidentiao photo-op into a large campaign boost 1 week before the election, this obese
    fool continues his spiral downward. I assume Rubio is smiling confident that he is now the Republican's greatst hope (and possible the next President if the Republicans can agree to a rational Immigration policy)

  • bayjack

    Oh, it is just terrible that Republican Christie as on SNL while New Jerseyites are suffering. But, it is okay that Democrat President Obama flew off to Las Vegas for a campaign fundraiser right after three American DIED.

  • JD Carpenter

    How dare Christie follow President Obama's lead and do public TV shows during a crisis, that's the President's thing!

  • KLR

    Chris Christie, I am SO over you!

  • john gaun

    Doesnt look like christie missed any meals from the big disaster , he is your average corupt politician , nothing more than a bag of hot air

  • jason

    SNL is so libtard slided to the left, there is no doubt he flipped to wanting to be a Democrat. Anyone goes on that show they are a die hard leftie. Hillary Clinton did the same garbage he's pulling. They should recall his lame butt NOW. That oinker needs to be recalibrated

  • Randall

    Who voted for this slob?

  • jim

    what a disgusting slob of a man. he is truly a pig and an extremely poor excuse of the male species. why doesn't he spend some of his millions on gastric by-pass surgery? he's so repulsive i must now go vomit.

    • Mellie

      Gosh. Did someone diss yr fat mother, hence yr bitterness?

  • Archy Cary

    Put a fork in Jersey Fats' political career. He's cooked. And it's all self-inflicted.

  • catherine1000

    OFFLMFAO – HEY CRISTY – THEY ARE REMINDING YOU 'THAT YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN AND THIS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED'…….HEY BUT BARRY HUSSEIN CAN GO TO VEGAS WHILE THEY ARE RAPING AND DRAGGING OUR SOLDIERS THRU THE STREET…………………….

    SEE CHRISTY – NOW YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HYPOC'RAT' RULES……………………..

    BARRY CAN LEGALIZE 8 MILLON ILLEGALS AND WIN BY 2.5 MILLION………………………..AND THEY BRAG ABOUT HOW GREAT BARRY HUSSEIN IS FOR AMERICA…………………….

    .HEY GUYS, HE IS THE 'FIRST' ARAB PRESIDENT……………DADDY'S BLACK BLOOD IS ALLLL ARAB…………………..OH YEAH YOU BOYS ARE THE ONLY ONES ALLOWED TO 'GROUP' PEOPLE TOO……………………….

    I AM NOT………………..OFFLMFAO

  • Jimbo

    Really disappointed by Christie over the last few months. First, a self-serving speech about HIM at the Republican Convention. Then, declaring the President as a practically a hero in the Sandy situation (how's that going? Seems very Katrina-like, and this time there wasn't even a levy break to go with a cat 3 or above hurricane, doubling the disaster that Bush had to deal with). Now, self-promoting on SNL as his state suffers? The worst part of the whole deal was when he knowingly propped up the President before the election (Christy's no dummy, he knew what it would do for Obama). Christy tells us for months how important the election is for our country's future, and our grandchildren's economical future, then he says after Sandy — screw the election, all that matters is this huirricane? So he says to heck with the future of our country because a single storm is more important? How is one disaster worse than your nation becoming a disaster, posibly for generations? Lost me there, sorry. Will never vote for Christy, and I'm not alone.

  • Farkel44

    I like the look on the face of the SNL cast member…..the look you get when your watching someone fall out of their chair.

  • Andy Kogenovitch

    Just like your darling Obama. The country is facing a fiscal crisis due to the lack of a federal budget for 4 years Obama has been in office. Obama is noa a leader but an empty suit. The middle east is facing an all out region wide war like nothing we have seen before. Where are Obama and Hillary? They are on a Junket to Phuket, Myanamar, and Asia. Nero Obama is Fiddling while Rome is Burning under his feet. At least Christie can hop in the car and he will be in Jersey in 10 minutes NYC is not on the other side of the world. Where is Liberal Jesus, your savior Obama, palying in the far east instead of managing the domestic and international crisis he helped create.

    Hypocrits the lot of you at Front Page.

  • ObamaIsGodAwful

    This is truly a sad time for our country. We elect celebrity personalities with little good sense to high office rather than the best qualified minds devoted to a Constitutional government. We have an unappreciative, immoral citizenry that totally lacks virtue and principle, a citizenry that fusses about the inadequacies of charity rather than thanks for the the considerations of others on their behalf. Our government has become a tool for that defective citizenry to plunder their neighbors and accomplish feats of transgression that would have incurred penalties upon the common man doing the same himself.

    Governor Christie has skitted himself out of the opportunity for the Presidency, and for that I am grateful.

  • IndianaRedneck

    Much ado about nothing. As a staunch conservative, I don't see the big deal except that some people (like 99% of the posters here) just want to nitpick now that Christie helped hurt Romney's campaign. And considering that you all have time to post on here, I'm assuming you've already went to NJ and helped rebuild, right?

    Grow up and lighten up. In a period of crisis, maybe it's good for the people (and their leaders) to have a little fun now and then. Laughter helps soften the blow of an otherwise terrible situation.

  • mike

    You can tell which of our states have the dumbest people by who they vote for!

  • Lawrence

    I knew this was coming.
    I think he should have put in a pitch for donations to a Sandy charity at the end but what he did was not making fun of the tragedy. Also I think that since he was the most active of the three (the 2 Govs and the mayor of NYC) maybe he needed a short bit of a laugh.
    Give him a pass

  • Teresa

    Plenty of people died due to Sandy, also… I'm not getting the jokes. It's just very shallow behavior. SNL has been at it for weeks now.

    • Rascal69

      Let’s face it, SNL hasn’t been worth the paper it’s printed on in several years. I sometimes try to actually watch the show, hoping something will improve. But no, this show is so outdated and poorly written the cast members can’t get out of the way of their own jokes. Where’s John Belushi when you need him? Oh, that’s right, he’s dead…and so is SNL.

  • Shel

    I saw this. I hope everyone commenting also saw this. Because, if you did, you know this article is a hit job. I’m not even a Christie fan and I can see that. He thanked the appropriate people, made a joke about his fleece being part of his skin, and criticized mayors who refused to evacuate and reporters who needlessly put themselves in danger. The brunt of his humor was laughing at himself, something more people apparently need to learn to do. In the end, he promoted Atlantic City by reciting part of a Springsteen song. I’m sure that Christie and the state is worried about all of the tourism dollars they are going to lose over this. All of those communities will need cash to rebuild what has been lost. Before you get all hyper critical of that, remember that those tourist dollars help fund the state. Christie did his job. He did it on SNL because it attracts a demographic that needs convinced they will be able to come back to play in Atlantic City. Besides, everyone needs to laugh sometime.

  • Sparky2

    Christie knows that the only way you can be elected president is to have the NY/Hollywood media on your side…how he got elected governor in a blue state. This factor is why its very difficult for a Republican to be president in this media age. So Christie got carried away and thought this would enhance his image as much as when he played up to Obama to the point he embarrassed himself to the Republican Party. He may have overstepped his glorification.

  • Stephen

    NJ residents know this guy has spent everyday before and after the storm visiting every town possible in the state to offer comfort and aid as well as tracking the progress with local official and FEMA. Bullsh*t hit piece.

  • joe

    It’s always blame the Republican. Nothing like a stacked media with an agenda deck

  • TeachableMoments

    He's getting too big for his britches.

  • MrCymatics

    Eat up, cause it's back to the Dollar menu for you Christy………………..By………..By…………

  • Brian

    Him and Bloomturd gotta go. Period.

  • Dave

    You call foul when a republican governor goes on SNL but no one puts up a fuse when our president goes into the rose garden and tells the nation 4 Americans were killed in Libya by spontanous rioters over a video which we now know was a planned terrioist attack then follows to fly out to Vegas and NY for camagin dinners??? Christie goes on SNL 3wks later to promote NJ. The president leaves his post as commander in chief the same day and a few days after to worry more about his campagin then figuring out what really happened in Libya and who screwed up. We have a screwed up society. Double standards. We need to stop the my team is better then yours. Our country is OUR country. We are all Americans and we need to stop picking sides and start coming together for the future generations. Or history will repeat itself and we will go into the history books like the Roman Empire and all those other nations that rose to power and then fell. The USA is a great nation and a powerful influence on the world and to create peace we need to start at home and stop the red vs. blue game. That's what this article is. It's ones person opinion to spark hate towards a political figure that they don't like probably because he is a republican. Where is your article about Obama going on the view rather then meeting Israel's PM or continuing to take care of the Libya issue???? Even then he said they didn't have enough information to say if it was a terrorist attack and that it was sparked by a video… He's the president he should have known at that point. If he truly didn't then he needs to fix the FBI and the CIA, because our commander in chief should be the first person to have all the details. That's a bigger story then Chris Christie going on SNL.

  • http://twitter.com/JCarlB @JCarlB

    Exactly why Romney didn't go on the show…it's damned if you do, damned if you don't unless you are a liberal nitwit….

  • Jpalm

    Why isn't President Bush doing something??? The MSM is all ovewr him for this! What?? oh..ah..
    he's not? Oh!

  • Ken Bowman

    Contrast Media Matters (communist) controlled news reports on Katrina to this cover up of Sandy! Government red tape trumps the absolute immediate needs of folks in need

  • http://smallthoughtsfromasmallmind.wordpress.com/ Small Thoughts

    Anyone who hasn't been able to help himself after 2 weeks is too stupid to deserve help from others. Ever heard of Darwin?

  • Off Duty

    Yeah it's "disgusting" that Christy is yucking it up on TV, BUT unfortunately SNL is a direct feed into the imbeciles who elected obuffoona. Savvy politicans know this and use SNL and other TV?radio media to reach potential supporters. It's as simply as that.

  • ObamaIsGodAwful

    If Christie was a tick, it would be time for him to let go.

  • kestrel27

    You mean all those poor schlubs on the east coast who were totally unprepared for a storm that the Pilgrims would have made it through, even it if it was a Cat 5 and Nor Easter combined. This is the problem with Americans today. They are wussies, dependent on government and not responsible for one aspect of their own lives. Is it any wonder they stupidly re-elect Obama while we have high unemployment, high gas prices, high food prices, etc. The Boomer generation is the biggest bunch of cry babies, feeling they are owed simply because they exist and breathe air. Talk about over indulged wimps! Grow up, take responsibility for your own life, and stop blaming everyone else for your failures.

  • Lee

    As a NJ Shore resident that was affected by this storm I can say our Gov has done a great job.
    The destruction was beyond anyone's imagination. We were lucky. No flooding just power out for days.
    Many other, and I mean thousands,lost everything.
    If going on SNL brings this disaster to everyone's attention that's great.
    Stop running at the mouth and donate/help in anyway you can if you are so concerned.

  • Robert

    Back in the late 1990s an ice storm knocked out power to 250,000 people and brought most all transportation to a halt in the Texas Panhandle for 2 weeks. Those people did not throw tantrums, they dealt with it. They did not whine for federal help, unions did not stand in the way of help and everyone worked together without the need for public crying in front of MSM cameras.

  • MarkS

    I'm a staunch right winger, and would never vote for Christie.
    He's a bully pulpit kind of a guy.
    I agree with a lot of the the things he does in dealing with unions, I really don't like:

    1. The way he talks to people.
    2. The Obama hug. (this is what turned me against him)
    3. The appearance on SNL. (but I guess that's what clown do, clown around).

    I pray we have a viable candidate 4 years from now.

  • arcy

    If the RNC thinks they can nominate Chris Christy and win in 2016, then they might as well start planning the concession speech. We will remember this and we'll put an ad together to damage his candidacy.

    Signed,
    A Conservative

  • Bill Adams

    Seeing the future Democrat in action. He has become such a pariah to Republicans(even the good ole' boys) he is finished with them!!