April 2, 2014

More Mark Peterson Pix: Christie's Bubble

Mark Peterson Chris Christie bubble

After the report’s release, Christie went on the offensive after not holding a press conference since early January. He told ABC News on Thursday the episode has been the most trying of his political career, but he never considered resigning over it and it will not affect any possible plans to run for president.

“I don’t intend to make a decision on 2016 until a year from now, but it won’t have anything to do with what’s happened,” he said. “What’s happened in the past 10 weeks I think ultimately will make me a better leader, whether it’s as governor of New Jersey or in any other job I might take in the public or private sector.”

— from Chris Christie’s lawyers exonerate Christie in bridge scandal

Could you imagine a more unique example to express the fantasy world, the child mind, the bubble that Chris Christie occupies – now that he’s been exonerated by his own attorney in the bridge scandal ?

The implacable Mark Peterson has really done it again, capturing the Gov seven days ago at a townhall meeting in Belmar in a scene that is, at once, fantastical, peculiar and superb. The associative possibilities here are, well … expansive:

My inner circle.

My sphere of influence.


Blow hard.

That big around.

Or maybe, it’s supposed to evoke an oracle.

Or bubble gum.

Or cotton candy.

… And here, by the grace of the magic stick, is one more.

(photo: MarkPetersonPix/Instagram. caption: Politics in Black and White….Gov Chris Christie makes a point during a town hall meeting in Belmar, NJ March 25 2014. #gop #christie #townhall #halo #conservative #2016)

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