Christie: U.S. Attorney Was Best Job
By Andrew Ramonas | October 9, 2010 10:15 am

NEW YORK — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Friday told members of the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys that he enjoyed being his state’s U.S. Attorney more than being governor.

Chris Christie (photo by Andrew Ramonas / Main Justice)

Christie, who served as U.S. Attorney from 2002 to 2008, said at the group’s annual conference that the governor job isn’t bad, but “is worse in a few respects.” The governor said he particularly despises consulting the legislature, raising money and seeing negative press.

“There’s nothing that I will do in the future no matter how long I get to serve as governor or anything else I get do in my career, which will be more rewarding or more fun than the seven years I spent [as U.S. Attorney],” said Christie.

But Christie didn’t disclose all of the enjoyable experiences he had as U.S. Attorney.

He told his George W. Bush administration colleagues they are sworn to secrecy about happenings that occurred the annual meetings. The governor joked that there are “ways of dealing with folks,” who can’t keep a secret.

“This is Jersey after all,” Christie said, drawing laughs from the former U.S. Attorneys. “Don’t forget.”

For more coverage of the 2010 National Association of Former U.S. Attorney’s conference in New York, click here.

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  1. Publius Novus says:

    Mr. Christie was, along with former U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan, the most political U.S. Attorney in recent memory. Of course he loved the job. He had all the advantages of a political position and none of the problems. He politicized his office to an unprecedented extent, as witnessed by how many of his former “assistants” he took with him to the New Jersey executive branch. Mr. Christie made a total mockery of the Hatch Act and should have been investigated by the DOJ’s IG for his unchecked, blatant political activity while in office. He was probably the worst Hatch Act offender since Victoria Toensing made it into a fine art back in the ’90s.

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