According to Mother Jones, Christie, in candid remarks, said that he is the most powerful governor in America (official powerwise), that he created a fiscal emergency in order to impound billions in planned spending, that he duped “stupid” Democrats into cutting pensions and collective bargaining, that his tactics need to be applied nationwide, and that he planned to crush the New Jersey Education Association, the statewide school teachers' union.
Christie also said that Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex) asked him to help her remain as head of the lower house if the Democratic majority attempted to remove her from power for supporting his proposal to make state and local public employees pay more for their health and pension benefits.
"Oliver said, ‘I think the only way I survive is if the 33 Republicans in the chamber will agree to vote for me for Speaker. Can you work it out?’" Christie told the audience.
Oliver denies that happened. "Gov. Christie is more mentally deranged than some of us thought," she said. "That’s a blatant lie."