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.
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.”