When He's Good and Ready

Christie resists the temptation to run, which is itself a qualification for office

Illustration by Matt Dorfman for TIME

You gotta know who you are in this life," Chris Christie said, and he proved it by choosing not to run for President before he was ready for the job. In a way, I'm disappointed. I can relate to this guy. We come from the same part of the jungle--the New York metropolitan area--and he, with that mouth on him, exemplifies all I love about the place. I like a politician who says, "Get the hell off the beach," when a hurricane is coming. I also like his girth, which makes my own seem negligible. Enough already of these half-starved whippets...

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