Christie tells Sandy Protester to “Sit Down & Shut Up”

Matt Katz, WNYC News | October 29, 2014 | Katz on Christie

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.