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Christie Takes on Heckler at Town Hall Meeting


New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s appearance at a town hall event in Paterson, New Jersey turned hostile when Christie took the opportunity, as he often does, to tackle criticism head on. 

Responding to a heckler who, at one point, told the governor to “shut up,” Christie explained his position on education and extolled the virtues of charter schools. “Let me ask you this, sir, what else in our society works without competition? Nothing else in our society works when they don’t have competition. And public education won’t work for everybody unless it does too.” 

Christie’s response was greeted with applause. “Alright, now we got some action,” he said, energized. 


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