Originally Posted by graz
Relatedly, haven't you picked up on a expressional style not unlike Christie's in your new environs (NJ)? Especially contrasted with your day to day in the good Carolina?
Yes, you're right. Part of Christie's performance is related to the rude manners and exaggerated expressions mixed sometimes with humor that's very prevalent in New Jersey. Most politicians (and other professionals and public figures) adopt a more polished stance. But Christie likes the "on your face" attitude all too much.