When not stuffing his face on The Late Show with David Letterman…
or traveling to Cowboys Stadium to hang out with Jerry Jones…
or unleashing his vicious FUPA at the Little League World Series…
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie devours delicious, government-funded, MetLife Stadium eats at the expense of New Jersey’s hard-working taxpayers.
Via Watchdog.org: Christie rang up a tab of more than $82,000 in concession expenses, during a 58-event stretch between 2010 and 2011.—-
Christie’s most notable spending spree occurred during the 2010 and 2011 NFL football seasons at MetLife Stadium, where the New York’s Giants and Jets play their home games. New Jersey’s governor traditionally enjoys free use of luxury boxes for games and other events at the government-owned venue, but food and beverages cost extra.—-
On 58 occasions, Christie used a debit card to pay a total of $82,594 to Delaware North Sportservice, which operates the concessions at MetLife. The governor’s office did not provide any receipts, business reasons or names of individuals entertained, but defended the expense.“The official nature and business purpose of the event remains the case regardless of whether the event is at the State House, Drumthwacket or a sporting venue,” said Christie’s press secretary Kevin Roberts in a prepared statement.
According to the same report, records from the governor’s office say he used $300,000 of his $360,000 state allowance (over the duration of five years) to purchase food, alcohol and desserts at various venues, including what appears to be his personal favorite: Wegman’s Food Markets … $76,373 in 53 trips.
Do you understand how difficult that is? That is, on average, $1441 per grocery store visit. If you assume Christie’s unstoppable FUPA consumes about $20 worth of grocery store food per day, and the rest of his body somewhere around ~$10 … what on Earth did he buy during ALL of those food runs? Did he just put the entire rack of $9.99 DVDs, that no-one has touched since 1999, in his shopping cart every time he walked down the frozen food aisle? I watched every single episode of Supermarket Sweep and I don’t think even I could ring up that type of bill.
Clearly not everyone in Christie’s camp is an absolute moron and/or Puffy Cheeto-fiending politician, as we read on and quickly find out:—-
To avoid a potential scandal that could embarrass their rising political star, the New Jersey Republican State Committee reimbursed the Treasury in March 2012 for Christie’s purchases from “DNS Sports”. Since then, the governor has refrained from using his expense account at MetLife and other sports venues.—-
Christie’s office responded by telling The New York Post: ““The Watchdog report is erroneous … Whenever the Governor hosts an event in his official capacity, the discretionary account is available to pay for those costs associated with official reception and hosting and related incidental expenses.”
Long Story Short: Chris Christie better pay for his own damn Chicken Fingers at Giants/Jets games, if he wants our vote for his re-election and/or presidential campaign.