Managing producer Gail Lubin of NJ.com writes to draw our attention to the appearance of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Hollywood yesterday with Meg Whitman. In Hollywood Governor Christie had the opportunity to do his real-life action hero thing on behalf of Whitman as he hopped off the stage to confront heckler Ed Buck. Josh Margolin reports:
True to his tough-guy persona, Gov. Chris Christie mixed it up today with a political naysayer, who heckled California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman at a political rally.
Christie was concluding a town hall meeting with Whitman when an angry audience member criticized her for not taking questions.
“What are you hiding?” shouted Ed Buck, in jeans and a light shirt in the front row of the 400-person event. “You’re looking like Arnold in a dress,” he said in a reference to outgoing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Before Whitman could respond, Christie stepped down from the stage and got in Buck’s face.
“Hey, listen. You know what. You want to yell, yell at me,” Christie said, shutting down Buck as Christie’s bodyguards calmly but quickly approached the two men. “It’s people who raise their voices and yell and scream like you who are dividing this country. We’re here to bring this country together.”
Whitman says she figures Buck was a Democratic plant. Below is the photo of Governor Christie in action that runs with the NJ.com story. The story also runs with a couple of good videos of Governor Christie addressing the town hall audience.
UPDATE: Reader Keith Samuels writes to point us to the dope on this West Hollywood “activist” who appears to be Buck.
FURTHERMORE: Ace weighs in.
AND THE VIDEO:
Via The Corner.