Chris Christie Called Bloomberg a ‘Putz’ and ‘Napoleon’ Over 9/11 Ceremony

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Christie said Medicaid costs will be the largest challenge in the state's next budget, which he will propose in less than a month. Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Christie said Medicaid costs will be the largest challenge in the state's next budget, which he will propose in less than a month. Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images Photo: Bloomberg/2011 Bloomberg

New Jersey gets no respect, at least according to Chris Christie, who was pissed that Mayor Bloomberg didn't include the state's 9/11 governor in the forthcoming tenth anniversary ceremony. Ex-governor Donald DiFrancesco is part of the event now, but only after Christie reportedly exploded about the mayor, calling him "Napoleon," "a dictator," and a "putz," earning low marks for creativity and likely disappointing his foul-mouthed constituency. DiFrancesco was gentler, telling the tabloid, "I think it's just an oversight. Am I disappointed? Yeah. But on the other hand, I'm a big boy." Also, a big boy? Leave it to the Post to make the obvious fat joke: The current governor "thew his weight around," and got the thing done. "Though former Governor DiFrancesco hadn't asked to speak at the previous 9/11 memorial ceremonies, the New Jersey's Governor's Office asked on his behalf this afternoon," a Bloomberg spokesman basically sighed.

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