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Why the Hell Did I Call on You?' Fiery Christie Responds to Accusation of 'Planting Questions


"If you give it, you're going to get it back"

Last week, it was NJ Gov. Chris Christie asking Obama, "What the hell are we paying you for?" This week, it was him asking a constituent "Why the hell did I call on you?"

The latter came after a man accused Christie of "planting questions" at a town hall meeting that occurred in March. Mediaite explains the accusation:

“Do you or your staff ever plant questions at a town hall meeting?” After answering “no” and that he “barely remember[ed] being in Nutley,” the town in which the man asking claimed the planting occurred, he asked how the man got to an “understanding” that questions were planted. “I was sitting next to a woman who said she was a friend of yours,” the man explained, a woman named Candy who claimed to be a friend of the governor’s.

Christie wasn't having any of it.

“You really, in front of this group, with all the problems we have in this state– you’re wasting these people times with a question on whether we plant questions in the audience?”

Then came the money quote: “If I planted the question, why the hell did I call on you?”

You can watch it all below (courtesy of the Star-Ledger), including Christie's warning before the Q&A that is almost as good as the exchange:

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