The heat wave along the eastern seaboard has some politicians a little hot under the collar, the New York Times reports.
“It’s not just ice cream that’s melting down out there,” reports Michael M. Grynbaum, who lists examples.
Exhibit A: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. After touring an affected county on Saturday, he was asked about plans for a legislative session. “Are you stupid,” he shouted. “On topic! On topic! Next question.”
Exhibit B: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg when asked about a skirmish at a local swimming pool in which lifeguards were attacked by teens. “Well, what do you want me to say?”
Christie’s opponent, Democrat Richard Codey, suggests Christie could use some help keeping his cool. Quipped the state senator: “The governor probably would have been better served with his time in going with Alec Baldwin to take a class on etiquette and manners than in addressing the legislature.”