As Trump’s camp continues to fill administration positions, New Jersey Governor and devoted Trump toady, Chris Christie, doesn’t want anyone to count him out, yet.
Like the would-be prom queen at 9:45pm on prom night, peeking outside the front door every time a set of headlights strike the living room wall, he’s sure his date will arrive.
Christie imagines Trump will eventually make him a top aide managing the White House, The New York Times said Tuesday.
Christie plans on writing a book about his political career, it said, and close friends have told others in New Jersey he believes Trump will reward his longstanding loyalty.
Christie’s confidantes envision a scenario where Trump’s White House management team proves incapable of handling their duties, The Times said.
Trump will then tap Christie as a skilled manager instead, they said, much like David Gergen helped steady former President Bill Clinton’s administration after a chaotic first year.
That’s right, Chris. Like a long-suffering wife, you know that he may be out playing the field, but he’ll soon learn nobody cooks like what he’s got at home.
The Times added Christie’s allies believe Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus and future chief strategist Steve Bannon will ultimately fail the president-elect.
Christie will then be capable of stepping in and helping ensure Trump’s administration operates smoothly, according to The Times.
Reportedly, he has already turned down several positions on Trump’s team: Homeland Security secretary, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Ambassador to Italy.
Pasta? Deep-dish pizza? Cannolis?
No, I don’t think that last one was one he’d pass up. But I digress…
Nobody is doubting that Christie was actively vying for the VP slot, but would have settled for Attorney General, as well.
Mike Pence and Senator Jeff Sessions snagged those plum roles.
For now, however, Christie is intent on finishing out his term as New Jersey governor, which ends in 2018.
If nothing else, Chris Christie’s life can serve as a cautionary tale to other corporate brown-nosers.
Sometimes, all of the lunch fetching in the world can’t buy you the favor to get ahead.