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RUSH: Chris Christie was in Washington today. This was a highly anticipated speech he gave to the American Enterprise Institute. We have just two sound bites from Governor Chris Christie’s remarks. Here’s the first.

CHRISTIE: I fear that after watching how things have been going over the last month or two that we’re missing a historic opportunity. And I will not be someone who participates in silently missing that opportunity. I don’t think there should be much disagreement across the country about what those big things are. For us in New Jersey it’s three things: It’s restoring and maintaining fiscal sanity; it’s getting our pension and health benefits under control, reformed and have the costs lowered; and it’s reforming an education system that costs too much and produces too little for our society today and for our children’s future.

RUSH: Our second bite is Governor Christie on how he dealt with Democrat threats to shut down the New Jersey government.

CHRISTIE: Listen, you guys want to pass an income tax increase, you can. That’s fine. I’m gonna veto it. And if you want to close down the government because of that, that’s fine, but I want to tell you something: I’m not moving any cot into this office and sleeping here. You close down the government, I’m getting in those black SUVs with the troopers; I’m going to the governor’s residence. I’m gonna go upstairs, I’m gonna open a beer, I’m gonna order a pizza, I’m gonna watch the Mets.

AUDIENCE: (laughing)

CHRISTIE: And when you decide to reopen the government, gimme a call and I’ll come back.

RUSH: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie how he told the Democrats he would deal with a government shutdown that they brought about.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Chris Christie said that he would order a pizza and watch the Mets if the New Jersey government gets shut down. That’s what Clinton did. That’s what Clinton did, and it was Monica Lewinsky delivering the pizza. Be careful, Governor Christie.

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