^^ What he said.
Before I came west, I was involved with NJ Republican Party fund raising and volunteerism. If I "really" wanted to, I could probably get on the phone with Christie tonight. At least I could get one of hs aides on the phone. In any event, this is "mostly" about giving the Governer something that is the follow on to the old saying "this is like trying to pick up a **** by the clean end". He's damned if he does, and damned if he does not. Inter-GOP word from a friend who had dinner with one of his aides last week is that he will not sign these bills. That's almost a requirement if he hopes for national office. And... I'm not sure that this would hurt him terribly in NJ either.