People Are Upset Because Chris Christie Can't Find The Receipts For His $82,000 MetLife Stadium Spending Spree
BSO- Deadspin submitted a public records request asking for the debit card records, credit card records, and receipts from Christie’s DNS spending. The first response contained records that had already been released: the ledger, a copy of the state Republican committee check, a rundown of the governor’s allowance, and a bunch of papers showing Christie sending his leftover allowance back to the general fund. We wrote back asking why were why were no receipts, credit card records, or debit card records included. The response: They would get back to us with receipts.
After that report, the request was sent and Deadspin did get receipts but unfortunately, nothing really addressed the MetLife tab.
They just can’t find them?!? The governor’s office of the 11th largest state, leader of more than 8,000,000 people, a man who wants to be our president, just goes “Oh, we can’t find those receipts.” That’s the same excuse you used when you were in high school. We wrote back five days ago asking: “Does the governor’s office comply with any sort of records retention scheduleor similar obligation? I’m wondering if the receipts were destroyed as part of upholding such a requirement.”
Receipts? Fucking receipts? We are upset with a candidate for POTUS for losing a couple pieces of paper? Isn't this 2015? What are we even talking about? I understand the concept of keeping a record when you are expensing things, especially to the tune of $82,000. However, expecting Chris Christie to turn over damn near six figures in receipts is a little unrealistic, no? Handing over an entire wallet that's stuffed to the gills with pay stubs is for simple folk, not for politicians. Hell, I can barely give you a record of my Saturday night. Those crumbled up, barely legible proofs of purchase get thrown away quick enough that I don't have to acknowledge my frivolous spending from the night before, and I'm only dropping triple digits, at the most. You think Chris Christie wants to be reminded of the time he drank 15 beers and ate 16 hot dogs? Hell no. Fuck that. The damage is already done. That money is gone. It only becomes real when you are forced to read it off a tiny little piece of paper.
You want to know where that money went then check the credit card statements. I don't even understand why physical receipts even exist anymore. E-mail or bust. I can't be expected to go out and take up room in my pockets with junk paper. That room is reserved for the left over singles I just shoved in my pocket after breaking my last $20 for a beer I absolutely did not need. If I can't afford room in my pockets for receipts than Chris Christie certainly can't. Shoving things in his pocket is the closest he has come to exercising in the last decade. I would be surprised if he can even touch the bottom of his pants pocket with those Mickey Mouse hands. The biggest issue I have with this story is that Chris Christie doesn't have a 'receipt guy'. If he has dreams of being President he better do a better job of pawning off his responsibilities on simpletons. Fucking Obama hasn't seen a receipt in over 7 years. That's the guy in the red tie's job. I would imagine Christie lives his life like a kid on vacation at a destination resort, and that's pretty much the best feeling ever. Just charging anything and everything to a room that's not in his name. The only difference is that his room happens to reside in the State House.