On the day of his seventh State of the State as governor, potential presidential candidate Chris Christie issued a list of “numbers” he’s achieved during his time in office. It’s an interesting list. For instance, he touts thebills passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature that he says he’s vetoed. He also noted that not one of his vetoes have been overturned by the Legislature.
The campaign also brags about 69 town halls Christie held in New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina.
Christie said he saved $120 billion due to “landmark pension and health-benefit reform” but doesn’t mention that this is because he has refused to fund a pension bill he signed earlier in his tenure that is now being litigated.
He also bragged that he vetoed $7.5 million for Planned Parenthood and other family clinics. While Christie has vetoed this every year since he took office, he usually claimed it was due to budget necessity.
On a less serious note, the governor gave 13 (give or take) as the number of sing-alongs he’s conducted in the car to Adele.