VIDEO: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gets heated with critic at Jersey Shore

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When we think of altercations down at the Jersey Shore, the names Snooki and JWOWW come to mind. But it was an unlikely character at the center of a heated argument last night: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Christie was clutching an ice cream cone, but that didn’t stop him from having a meltdown on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights (the same Seaside Heights where the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” regularly gets drunk or gets arrested) when a passerby made some snippy comments to Christie regarding his education policy, according to TMZ.

“You’re a real big shot. You’re a real big shot, shootin’ your mouth off!” a heated Christie yelled, as he took several angry steps towards the man, while clutching his ice cream cone.

“Just take care of the teachers!” the man shouted back at Christie.

Someone in the governor’s crew ushered him away to diffuse the situation. The altercation was likely sparked by Christie’s recent approval to increase funding for charter schools — a move that upset critics who thought public schools would be better served by the money. 

Christie’s office has not yet responded to Metro’s request for comment regarding the incident.

Christie is known for his upfront attitude and tendency to speak his mind. Just days ago, Christie snapped at a reporter and demanded to know if he was “stupid” after he asked an off-topic question at a press conference about an emergency at a water treatment plant. He referred to the reporter as an “idiot” to the rest of the crowd.

Not the type to sit down and take it, the governor famously told the New Jersey Nets “good riddance” when it was announced the team would move to Brooklyn.

“My message to the Nets is
goodbye,” Christie declared at a press conference. “You don’t want to stay here, we don’t want
you. I’m not going to be in the business of begging people to stay
here. There will be no tears shed on my part.”



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