Confused about Chris Christie? I trust this sheds some light on who this guy is, and why I’ve been so critical for so long. I do love the Compulsion to Confess, don’t you?
The two state leaders have more in common than previously thought, according to a comment reportedly made by the New Jersey governor.
In a conversation with a union leader, Christie allegedly made the jaw-dropping claim that he “probably” agrees with his Democratic New York counterpart on the vast majority of issues.
Christie apparently called New Yorker Larry Bulman, political director for the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters, to thank him for a union donation to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, according to a report in the Glens Falls Chronicle picked up by the Times Union.
Bulman said that when he told Christie he is from upstate New York, the conservative governor replied: “I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.”
Given Cuomo’s liberal leadership on issues like gay marriage and gun control, it’s not clear what issues Christie’s “98%” comment encompasses. The New Jersey governor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.