In a lighthearted video posted Tuesday on his official YouTube channel, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie jokes that he's finished with town hall meetings, in part, because he's sick of the vice presidential questions.
The tongue-in-cheek video opens with two of his aides discussing the governor's outreach strategy, and they agree to put Christie through more rounds of town hall meetings with constituents. But unbeknownst to them, Christie is standing near the door, listening. When he hears the plan, he shakes his head and his face grimaces.
"More town halls? Are those guy kidding me? Easy for them to say. They never even show up at the town halls," Christie says into the camera. "I can't take one more question about flooding. I don't want any more questions about being vice president. And these kids, these kids with all these questions. I can't take it anymore. So no, they're going to have to come up with something other than town halls. They have got to come up with some better ideas than that. I could maybe come up with something even bigger than that. I'll come up with something."
Christie tries everything he can, but his plans are constantly thwarted by Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, a Democrat.
The comedy video ends with Booker talking to Mitt Romney on the phone about joining the Republican presidential ticket. Christie walks into the room and grabs the phone from Booker.
"I got this," he says.
Watch the full video.
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