Pre-Sandy, Chris Christie likened Barack Obama to "a man wandering around a dark room, hands up against the wall, clutching for the light switch of leadership, and he just can’t find it."
Post-Sandy, the New Jersey governor described the president as "outstanding," "great," and "incredibly supportive."
Although a superstorm can make quite a difference, there's nothing new about Christie's inability to mince words. And unlike other Republicans, he's not afraid to appear -- or even, act -- bi-partisan.
But the governor, whose leadership during Sandy has been outstanding, hasn't exactly lost his zest for partisan zingers.