New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a key player in the state budget standoff, ordered all NJ state beaches to be closed, including during the 4th of July holiday weekend.
Yesterday, the New Jersey Star-Ledger took aerial photos of Christie and his family on the pristine Island Beach State Park, where there's a governor's residence. The governor is lounging in a beach chair, sand between his toes.
Later that afternoon, at a press conference in Trenton about the shutdown, Christie was asked if he had gotten any sun that day, the newspaper reports. "I didn't," he reportedly said. "I didn't get any sun today."
After being told there were photos of the governor on the beach, his spokesman told the Star-Ledger that the governor was briefly on the beach talking to his family. "He did not get any sun," the spokesman added. "He had a baseball hat on."