No Christie-Paul beer summit

Senator Rand Paul decided to play the part of statesman and invite Governor Chris Christie for beer in order to smooth over their differences.

But Christie apparently isn't thirsty:

I think with Gov. Christie it's gotten a little too personal, so we're ready to kiss and make up," Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm inviting him for a beer," Paul said. "Any time he would like to come down and sit down at the pub right around the corner from the Senate, we'll have a beer."

But Christie rebuffed the offer during his monthly appearance on 101.5 FM's "Ask The Governor" program.

"I'm running for re-election in New Jersey. I don't really have time for that at the moment," Christie told host Eric Scott when asked about the beer summit. "You know, if I find myself down in Washington I'll certainly look him up. I don't suspect I'll be there anytime soon. I've got work to do here."

Paul and Christie have been engaged in a weeklong war of words that began with Christie criticizing Paul over his statements that some domestic security efforts could violate citizens' rights to privacy.

"I mean, these esoteric, intellectual debates - I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won't, 'cause that's a much tougher conversation to have," Christie said at a roundtable discussion in Aspen, Colo.

Paul responded forcefully.

"Chris Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom," Paul said in a post on his Facebook page. "Spying without warrants is unconstitutional."

Both men are being disingenuous, of course. Paul accusing Christie of getting too personal is pretty funny, while Christie claiming he doesn't have time to meet with Paul is equally amusing.

It is actually to both men's advantage that the rift continue - indeed, that it escalates. Each man's personal political fortunes will depend on how many Republicans they can attract to their side. The more sharply the battle lines are drawn, the better.

What that means for the Republican party is not quite as good.

I think with Gov. Christie it's gotten a little too personal, so we're ready to kiss and make up," Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm inviting him for a beer," Paul said. "Any time he would like to come down and sit down at the pub right around the corner from the Senate, we'll have a beer."

But Christie rebuffed the offer during his monthly appearance on 101.5 FM's "Ask The Governor" program.

"I'm running for re-election in New Jersey. I don't really have time for that at the moment," Christie told host Eric Scott when asked about the beer summit. "You know, if I find myself down in Washington I'll certainly look him up. I don't suspect I'll be there anytime soon. I've got work to do here."

Paul and Christie have been engaged in a weeklong war of words that began with Christie criticizing Paul over his statements that some domestic security efforts could violate citizens' rights to privacy.

"I mean, these esoteric, intellectual debates -- I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won't, 'cause that's a much tougher conversation to have," Christie said at a roundtable discussion in Aspen, Colo.

Paul responded forcefully.

"Chris Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom," Paul said in a post on his Facebook page. "Spying without warrants is unconstitutional."

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I think with Gov. Christie it's gotten a little too personal, so we're ready to kiss and make up," Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm inviting him for a beer," Paul said. "Any time he would like to come down and sit down at the pub right around the corner from the Senate, we'll have a beer."

But Christie rebuffed the offer during his monthly appearance on 101.5 FM's "Ask The Governor" program.

"I'm running for re-election in New Jersey. I don't really have time for that at the moment," Christie told host Eric Scott when asked about the beer summit. "You know, if I find myself down in Washington I'll certainly look him up. I don't suspect I'll be there anytime soon. I've got work to do here."

Paul and Christie have been engaged in a weeklong war of words that began with Christie criticizing Paul over his statements that some domestic security efforts could violate citizens' rights to privacy.

"I mean, these esoteric, intellectual debates -- I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won't, 'cause that's a much tougher conversation to have," Christie said at a roundtable discussion in Aspen, Colo.

Paul responded forcefully.

"Chris Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom," Paul said in a post on his Facebook page. "Spying without warrants is unconstitutional."

- See more at: http://blogs.app.com/capitolquickies/2013/07/31/rand-paul-proposes-beer-summit-to-mend-fences-with-chris-christie/#sthash.hpjGuAW6.dpuf

I think with Gov. Christie it's gotten a little too personal, so we're ready to kiss and make up," Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm inviting him for a beer," Paul said. "Any time he would like to come down and sit down at the pub right around the corner from the Senate, we'll have a beer."

But Christie rebuffed the offer during his monthly appearance on 101.5 FM's "Ask The Governor" program.

"I'm running for re-election in New Jersey. I don't really have time for that at the moment," Christie told host Eric Scott when asked about the beer summit. "You know, if I find myself down in Washington I'll certainly look him up. I don't suspect I'll be there anytime soon. I've got work to do here."

Paul and Christie have been engaged in a weeklong war of words that began with Christie criticizing Paul over his statements that some domestic security efforts could violate citizens' rights to privacy.

"I mean, these esoteric, intellectual debates -- I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won't, 'cause that's a much tougher conversation to have," Christie said at a roundtable discussion in Aspen, Colo.

Paul responded forcefully.

"Chris Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom," Paul said in a post on his Facebook page. "Spying without warrants is unconstitutional."

- See more at: http://blogs.app.com/capitolquickies/2013/07/31/rand-paul-proposes-beer-summit-to-mend-fences-with-chris-christie/#sthash.hpjGuAW6.dpuf

Senator Rand Paul decided to play the part of statesman and invite Governor Chris Christie for beer in order to smooth over their differences.

But Christie apparently isn't thirsty:

I think with Gov. Christie it's gotten a little too personal, so we're ready to kiss and make up," Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm inviting him for a beer," Paul said. "Any time he would like to come down and sit down at the pub right around the corner from the Senate, we'll have a beer."

But Christie rebuffed the offer during his monthly appearance on 101.5 FM's "Ask The Governor" program.

"I'm running for re-election in New Jersey. I don't really have time for that at the moment," Christie told host Eric Scott when asked about the beer summit. "You know, if I find myself down in Washington I'll certainly look him up. I don't suspect I'll be there anytime soon. I've got work to do here."

Paul and Christie have been engaged in a weeklong war of words that began with Christie criticizing Paul over his statements that some domestic security efforts could violate citizens' rights to privacy.

"I mean, these esoteric, intellectual debates - I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won't, 'cause that's a much tougher conversation to have," Christie said at a roundtable discussion in Aspen, Colo.

Paul responded forcefully.

"Chris Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom," Paul said in a post on his Facebook page. "Spying without warrants is unconstitutional."

Both men are being disingenuous, of course. Paul accusing Christie of getting too personal is pretty funny, while Christie claiming he doesn't have time to meet with Paul is equally amusing.

It is actually to both men's advantage that the rift continue - indeed, that it escalates. Each man's personal political fortunes will depend on how many Republicans they can attract to their side. The more sharply the battle lines are drawn, the better.

What that means for the Republican party is not quite as good.

I think with Gov. Christie it's gotten a little too personal, so we're ready to kiss and make up," Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm inviting him for a beer," Paul said. "Any time he would like to come down and sit down at the pub right around the corner from the Senate, we'll have a beer."

But Christie rebuffed the offer during his monthly appearance on 101.5 FM's "Ask The Governor" program.

"I'm running for re-election in New Jersey. I don't really have time for that at the moment," Christie told host Eric Scott when asked about the beer summit. "You know, if I find myself down in Washington I'll certainly look him up. I don't suspect I'll be there anytime soon. I've got work to do here."

Paul and Christie have been engaged in a weeklong war of words that began with Christie criticizing Paul over his statements that some domestic security efforts could violate citizens' rights to privacy.

"I mean, these esoteric, intellectual debates -- I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won't, 'cause that's a much tougher conversation to have," Christie said at a roundtable discussion in Aspen, Colo.

Paul responded forcefully.

"Chris Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom," Paul said in a post on his Facebook page. "Spying without warrants is unconstitutional."

- See more at: http://blogs.app.com/capitolquickies/2013/07/31/rand-paul-proposes-beer-summit-to-mend-fences-with-chris-christie/#sthash.hpjGuAW6.dpuf

I think with Gov. Christie it's gotten a little too personal, so we're ready to kiss and make up," Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm inviting him for a beer," Paul said. "Any time he would like to come down and sit down at the pub right around the corner from the Senate, we'll have a beer."

But Christie rebuffed the offer during his monthly appearance on 101.5 FM's "Ask The Governor" program.

"I'm running for re-election in New Jersey. I don't really have time for that at the moment," Christie told host Eric Scott when asked about the beer summit. "You know, if I find myself down in Washington I'll certainly look him up. I don't suspect I'll be there anytime soon. I've got work to do here."

Paul and Christie have been engaged in a weeklong war of words that began with Christie criticizing Paul over his statements that some domestic security efforts could violate citizens' rights to privacy.

"I mean, these esoteric, intellectual debates -- I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won't, 'cause that's a much tougher conversation to have," Christie said at a roundtable discussion in Aspen, Colo.

Paul responded forcefully.

"Chris Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom," Paul said in a post on his Facebook page. "Spying without warrants is unconstitutional."

- See more at: http://blogs.app.com/capitolquickies/2013/07/31/rand-paul-proposes-beer-summit-to-mend-fences-with-chris-christie/#sthash.hpjGuAW6.dpuf

I think with Gov. Christie it's gotten a little too personal, so we're ready to kiss and make up," Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm inviting him for a beer," Paul said. "Any time he would like to come down and sit down at the pub right around the corner from the Senate, we'll have a beer."

But Christie rebuffed the offer during his monthly appearance on 101.5 FM's "Ask The Governor" program.

"I'm running for re-election in New Jersey. I don't really have time for that at the moment," Christie told host Eric Scott when asked about the beer summit. "You know, if I find myself down in Washington I'll certainly look him up. I don't suspect I'll be there anytime soon. I've got work to do here."

Paul and Christie have been engaged in a weeklong war of words that began with Christie criticizing Paul over his statements that some domestic security efforts could violate citizens' rights to privacy.

"I mean, these esoteric, intellectual debates -- I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won't, 'cause that's a much tougher conversation to have," Christie said at a roundtable discussion in Aspen, Colo.

Paul responded forcefully.

"Chris Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom," Paul said in a post on his Facebook page. "Spying without warrants is unconstitutional."

- See more at: http://blogs.app.com/capitolquickies/2013/07/31/rand-paul-proposes-beer-summit-to-mend-fences-with-chris-christie/#sthash.hpjGuAW6.dpuf

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