Christie to attend Bush library ceremony
April 23rd, 2013
11:38 AM ET
10 years ago

Christie to attend Bush library ceremony

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will attend the George W. Bush Presidential Center opening in Dallas this week, Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the governor's office, confirmed Tuesday.

Christie will leave for Texas Wednesday afternoon to attend a dinner the night before the invitation-only dedication ceremony the next morning at Southern Methodist University.

Watch John King's interview with President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush Wednesday on Anderson Cooper 360° at 10 p.m., only on CNN.

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In addition to Christie, other high-profile guests include President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former President George H. W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush, and former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also expected to attend. Both Clinton and Christie are considered potential contenders for the 2016 presidential race.

Christie served as a campaign lawyer and a major fundraiser for Bush's 2000 presidential campaign. In 2001, Bush nominated Christie to be a federal prosecutor in New Jersey, a position he held until he ran for governor in 2009.

Christie is up for re-election in November.

Filed under: Chris Christie • George W. Bush • Texas
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Al-NY,NY

    they'd better double down on the food order if the all you can eat BBQ Gov is coming

    April 23, 2013 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    Christie should do what Republicans in Congress do when President Obama extends out invitations to them: Turn it down

    April 23, 2013 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Our President is a class act. I'm not sure I could pull off all the smiling, handshaking, and well-wishing on a dude that damn near buried our economy, depressed our country, sent people off to die in an unnecessary and erroneous war that he never put on the books, was hated and publicly abandoned and humiliated -shoes and all- by the global community, and hasn't been man enough to show his face since.
    But when you possess the class and intelligence of our current President you can pull off something like this.

    April 23, 2013 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  4. Data Driven

    Bush Library: 911 copies of "My Pet Goat", ready for checkout.

    April 23, 2013 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  5. Donna

    I wonder if Obama's library will have a section in his presidential library on his driving unemployment down to 4-5% by keeping people unemployed so long they drop out of the workforce? It is a strategy for lowering the unemployement rate that had heretofore been unheard of and untried. Part of his fundamental transformation of America in a welfare state.

    And for sure there will be no section on his heroics efforts to protect and save our people in Benghazi.

    April 23, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  6. California Gary

    What a great comment Data Driven.........made my day! Who can forget his reaction to being told about the attack on the twin towers? It was a real world look at the fact that we had elected a man with no leadership abilities whatsoever. But because he was our president and we had been attacked, we blindly followed him anyway.......our bad! I do suspect that in addition to the "My Pet Goat" books, the library will have multiple copies of "The English Language for Dummies", and maybe a few coloring books.

    April 23, 2013 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It seems that Christie is going to show support for the man who put in as US Attorney. The problem is that Christie is a dumb fighter in the sense that he doesn't know the important fights verus the ones to skip. He has never understood the administrative roll that a governor needs to play because he is too much of an ideologue.

    April 23, 2013 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    If Gov Christie sits next to or takes a picture with President Obama, Tea Partiers and other conservative purists will try to purge him from the Republican Party.

    April 23, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. Al-NY,NY


    And for sure there will be no section on his heroics efforts to protect and save our people in Benghazi.

    nor is there a section in St Ronnie's library about his "heroics" to save 200+ marines in Lebanon......

    too easy

    April 23, 2013 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  10. Romney is Still NOT My Hero

    @ Donna - Maybe the George "Warmonger" Bush library should have that Mission Accomplished banner hanging across the front of it. They can also display the pictures of all the casualties due to his made-up WMDs. They should also have a book signing section for his good buddy – Shoot You in the Face – Cheney. Sounds like a lot of fun to me.

    April 23, 2013 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    Well, I suppose SOMEONE had to be there...

    April 23, 2013 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  12. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    The Dubya Library will be an interactive library where you get to be "The Decider." Oh what a hoot. Well Dubya, I would not have sat on my assets while the country was under attack, nor would I have lied us into a war, or commend your FEMA director for a "heckuva job." Those are just a few things I would have done different.

    April 23, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |