Click here for the full recap of Christie's address yesterday at the Union League, where he won the Lincoln Award and received an Abe Lincoln statuette. (Some commenters yesterday were miffed at my too-short, out-of-context blog post immediately after the event, and the full story didn't run in the Philly editions of the Inky.)
It was quite the partisan speech, with Christie taking shots at Democratic legislators, President Obama and state workers too "stupid" to pick the right health care plan.
One thing that didn't make it in the paper was a reference to the gov's favorite team, the New York Mets. Christie and I are both Mets fans - yeah, yeah, yeah, sucks for us - so it seems only appropriate that from here on out I will report every self-deprecating reference Christie makes about the Mets until the team is officially out of playoff contention, which will hopefully be after the All-Star break.
Yesterday, the gov brought up the Mets in a standard Christie go-to laugh line about what happened last year when the Democrats threatened to shut down the government during a budget fight. Christie said he told the Dems: