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Christie tells Sandy Protester to "Sit Down & Shut Up"

Matt Katz | October 29, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie marked the second anniversary of Sandy with a tour of the Jersey Shore to check in on the rebuilding process of towns affected by the storm.

But in Belmar, after the Republican got a hero's welcome as he and First Lady Mary Pat Christie walked down Main Street -- "Please run for president!" and "Thank you for everything!" -- Christie took the podium to talk to the gathered crowd about storm recovery.

Then this man, Jim Keady, whose family owns a tavern on the Jersey Shore, stood up with a sign along with a couple of other people. Keady is 6'4" -- he stood out, to say the least. Police officers moved in and asked him to take the sign down. Then this happened.

I spoke to Keady afterwards to get a sense of what he was doing there. This is what he told us.

Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio/WNYC
Political reporter Matt Katz is The Christie Tracker at WNYC.org. NJ Spotlight is hosting his blog and running his stories, which can also be heard on WNYC 93.9 FM and 820 AM, as well as New Jersey Public Radio: Trenton 88.1, Sussex 88.5, Netcong 89.3, and Toms River 90.3.
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