A forthcoming book with excerpts released over the last 48 hours is technically about the 2012 presidential election, but it is the tidbits about Gov. Christie -- who wasn't even a candidate in the race -- that are drawing the most attention during this weekend before his gubernatorial race.
The Christie camp is refuting the general thrust of the book, "Double Down," by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (a follow-up to the best-seller "Game Change" about the 2012 race). It frames Christie as an egocentric politician with lavish lifestyle requirements and a tendency to be late to events. Mitt Romney appears to be depicted worse, especially when he reportedly makes fun of Christie's weight.
“It’s all just about trying to sell as many books as possible,” the governor said Friday, according to the Star-Ledger. “I’ll read it when it comes out, and if I have anything more to say then, I’ll let you know.”
His opponent in Tuesday's election, though, is talking about it now. According to PolitickerNJ.com, at an appearance in Edison on Saturday Barbara Buono said that based on the revelations about Christie's demands on the Romney campaign trail, instead of calling him the governor "we ought to call him the prima donna."