THE DOUBLE MINT TWINS: Christie and De Blasio Pal Around at Party

Published on January 28, 2014

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Mayor Bill de Blasio may have harshly criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for his administration’s recent “bridgegate” scandal, but for one night, at least, it was all water under the bridge.

The pair kicked off this weekend’s Super Bowl festivities with a joint appearance in Jersey City last night. And if Mr. de Blasio had any lingering harsh feelings about the alleged traffic shutdown over the George Washington Bridge, he certainly didn’t show it.

Instead, the bipartisan pair looked like old friends as they appeared on stage together to count down to a fireworks display at the end of the Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular concert in Liberty State park, standing next to each other, smiling and chatting back at forth.

At one point, the taller Mr. de Blasio put his arm around the rotund governor as they chatted. At another, Mr. de Blasio appeared to be joking with the governor, pointing his finger at the governor’s chest. Later, they appeared to be engaged in more serious conversation, with the mayor’s head bowed to listen to the governor.

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