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Chris Christie Crashes Bachelorette Party After Getting Rejected from Tea Party

This past weekend, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) pulled out his inner Margo Channing after getting a tepid reception at a state Republican Party dinner in Tennessee, leaving said dinner for a bar, and then crashing a bachelorette party like a lonely out-of-towner recently separated from his wife.

We’re talking real tepid, here: he was supposed to give the keynote address at the Republican megafundraiser Statesmen Dinner in Nashville, only to be met by a chorus of dissent from his own party, with the president of the local Tea Party declaring that Christie and his scandalous aura was “extremely unfortunateā€ for the state GOP. Christie, sensing that he was Not Welcome, left early to find people who would like him, damnit, because he’s a beautiful scandalous butterfly who will not be pinned down.

A reporter at the Tennessean caught Christie and Gov. Bill Haslam (R-TN) at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, in the middle of Christie’s state-wide Tennessee Tour That Has Absolutely Nothing to Do With Running in 2016, Except Maybe It Does. (His exact words: “I’ve said to folks, I’m certainly thinking about it.”) While trying to avoid hecklers reminding him of Bridgegate, he found a better distraction: crashing a party thrown by Jessica Levy, “a 25-year-old New York woman in a white cowboy hat who was there for her bachelorette party with a group of friends in pink ‘Jessica’s Last Rodeo’ tank tops.”

Granted, it was a publicity trip (Levy told the Tennessean that the governor was followed by a throng of cameras), but so far there’s no word whether Christie put on a feather boa and started hollering “Sweet Home Alabama” on the bartop.

[h/t The Huffington Post]
[Image via @AndrewSeidman/Philadelphia Inquirer]

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