Quote of the Day: “He’s a Rotten Prick”

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From New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney, after Gov. Chris Christie used his line item veto in an apparent attempt to punish anyone he’s ever had a beef with:

This is all about him being a bully and a punk….You know who he reminds me of? Mr. Potter from It’s a Wonderful Life, the mean old bastard who screws everybody….He’s just a rotten bastard to do what he did….He’s mean-spirited, he’s angry….I liken it to being spoiled, I’m going to get my way, or else….He’s a rotten prick.

But is Christie a dick? The world wants to know.

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