THEY’RE FRIENDS, SORT OF
GOP governors are obviously in touch with their inner Republicans. For the initial dinner at the recent Republican Governors Association annual meeting at a swank, pink stucco Boca Raton, Florida resort, the august group dined upon surf-and-turf. No delicate vegetarian fare here. This was lobster and steak land for the likes of Govs. Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, John Kasich, Mike Pence and more. They left it to Mr. New Jersey himself for the ultimate reality check, though.
“We are all friends, but let’s be fair. If a group of us decided to run for president, we’ll compete with each other. I don’t think any of us have spent any time here trying to come up with some secret handshake or, you know, blood oath to each other about what we’ll do or we won’t do,” outgoing RGA head Gov. Chris Christie told journalists in an opening press conference.