The Tongue-Lashings of Chris Christie

By Ben Steverman - 2013-02-06T22:12:45Z

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On teacher's unions

"Cut the crap, OK? You know I don't hate gym teachers, but I don't think any parent would say that gym is more important than biology."

-- Nov. 16, 2011: Responding to criticism of his comments that science and math teachers should be paid more than gym teachers. The comments were part of Christie's long-running feud with New Jersey's teacher's union leaders, whom he accused of acting like "political thugs" in battles over pay and benefits.