Gov. Christie, despite the confrontational bombast evident on YouTube, generally gets a mostly warm response at town hall meetings.
In Sussex County today at the northern top of the state, however, he was greeted with blazing, red-hot love when he delivered his plan to force public employees to pay more toward their benefits while cutting spending in his proposed budget.
One woman even called him "hot and sexy." Others literally peered through open windows to catch a glimpse of the governor.
The Republican Christie said the time was now for pension and benefit reforms. He quoted State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat, who said he had wanted to get pension and benefits reform put into law by mid-March.