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Charlie Neibergall/AP/Press Association Images Don't mess with the Christie.
# No messing
Superstorm Sandy: Governor says he will reschedule Halloween if necessary
The weather can mess with Chris Christie all it likes, he’ll just whip out his Executive Order and do what he wants.

THE GOVERNOR OF New Jersey, Chris Christie, is not afraid to throw his weight around when it comes to looking out for his constituents.

Over the weekend he did not mince his words when he told New Jersey residents to leave the area ahead of the arrival of what turned out to be Superstorm Sandy, which hit the US east coast last night.

“Don’t be stupid. Get out,” he said in his typically blunt way and now he has no hesitation in playing around with the scheduling of Halloween which falls tomorrow because of the weather.

Traditionally the festival of dressing up in scary costumes, knocking on doors demanding sweets (or a trick, but who does that?) and lighting bonfires falls on 31 October but with the extreme weather, Christie says he will reschedule the event for the people of New Jersey if needs be:

That’s right, an executive order, so nobody misses out on filling their boots with sweeties.

With over 8,000 retweets, the governor received plenty of responses from those who wondered whether or not he could do that to those who hailed him as a ‘hero’ for showing ‘leadership’.

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