Governor Christie was interviewed yesterday by Peter Haskell on WCBS 880 radio, looking ahead to his keynote address at the Republican National Convention. Christie mentioned that he is currently on his seventh draft:
“I think it’s about the record we’ve established here and I think Gov. Romney is an admirer of that record and I think that’s why he asked me,” Christie told Haskell.
The famously brash governor said he has no plans to tone it down for the national audience.
“I don’t think they have any expectation nor have they requested that I have a personality-ectomy between now and next Tuesday,” Christie told Haskell. “They know what they’re buying,” Christie added.
The governor said he worked on his speech while he was on vacation last week.
The keynote speech is the highest-profile spot for someone not accepting the party’s presidential or vice presidential nomination. The slot has launched many political figures including President Barack Obama, who was the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. Four years later, he won the White House.
Need a little warm-up to Governor Christie’s keynote address in six days? Try this little video montage of Christie’s greatest hits. My favorite quote from these short clips came while Christie was speaking to a teacher who was complaining about tough decisions the governor had to make to cut funding of a library:
“Unlike The United States, New Jersey cannot print money!”
American Values: “In God We Trust” — “Liberty” — “E Pluribus Unum”
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