New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney told reporters on Friday that Governor Christie is a “Mean old bastard… I wanted to punch him in his head.”
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After state Senate President Stephen Sweeney stuck his neck out to support Gov. Chris Christie’s agenda, the governor stopped taking his calls, according to Sweeney. (Blog NJ)
Senate President Stephen Sweeney went to bed furious Thursday night after reviewing the governor’s line-item veto of the state budget. He woke up Friday morning even angrier.
“This is all about him being a bully and a punk,” he said in an interview Friday. “I wanted to punch him in his head.”
Sweeney had just risked his political neck to support the governor’s pension and health reform, and his reward was a slap across the face. The governor’s budget was a brusque rejection of every Democratic move, and Sweeney couldn’t even get an audience with the governor to discuss it.
“You know who he reminds me of?” Sweeney says. “Mr. Potter from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ the mean old bastard who screws everybody.”