President Obama and Governor Christie spoke after their helicopter tour viewing what Sandy left in her wake along the Jersey Shore. Some refer to them as a new iteration of the odd couple. Some of you may recall that Governor Christie railed at the President in his key note address at the Republican National Convention. And yet, here they are conspiring for the good of the people. "I just want to tell all of you exactly what the president just said. I know he means it," Christie said. "I want to thank the president for coming here today. It's really important to have the president of the United States acknowledge all the suffering that's going on here in New Jersey, and I appreciate it very much. We're going to work together to make sure we get ourselves through this crisis and get everything back to normal. Thank you for coming, sir." Obama returned the praise, saying Christie had been "responsive" and "aggressive" even before "this incredible storm.... The people of New Jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of New Jersey bounce back even stronger than before. So I just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership." Together, the two men cut a surprising image of bipartisanship and cooperation that was what the President had hoped for when he ran for office.
- Please tell them that what they did should be a model of how we can disagree, but get on with the business of the nation--or whatever moved you about their collaboration
- Contact the President and thank him: Comments phone: 202-456-1111President's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
White House comments: email@example.com
- Contact Governor Christie to thank him as well: www.state.nj.us/governor/contact
- Get your friends to do this too