Governor Chris Christie greets President Obama
shortly after landing in New Jersey
Democrats and Republicans can get along!
Shortly after Hurricane Sandy struck, President Obama made a surprise visit to New Jersey to assess the storm damage and to lend support to a much beleaguered Governor Chris Christie.
Christie had been coming down hard on the president weeks before Sandy hit; the Governor kept alluding to the latter's "massive leadership failings."
Thus it was a wonder that Christie warmed up to his "adversary."
In his comments to the media, Christie commented that he "can't thank the president enough" and "I appreciate that type of leadership."
He even tweeted that " I want to thank the president personally for his assistance."
There is a message of hope to be garnered here.
Even the most sworn adversaries can lay down the hatchet and work together for the common good and the people.
Happy hopeful New Year to us all!