From NJ.com, "Gov. Christie: Nation turning into 'people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check'":
Christie and Bush kicked off a day-long conference on pro-growth tax policy run by the President George W. Bush Institute, a group that Bush said allows him to engage in public policy issues behind the scenes.Bush to Christie:
Bush said the topic of the conference is how to grow the private sector. He introduced Christie by complimenting his "enormous personality" and "belief in the individual," saying even Texans had taken note of the governor.Christie to Bush:
"We admire the courageous stance you take," said Bush, who nominated Christie to be U.S. Attorney.
"I was a proud member of the Bush administration for seven years," Christie said, later adding that Bush "inspired a whole new generation of conservative Republican leaders."Note - Speakers also included Steve Forbes and Congressman Paul Ryan.
Editor's note - LibertarianRepublican.net originated as the website Libertarians for Bush in 2004 (MainstreamLibertarian.com til 2008). And we were behind Chris Christie, very early on. He is now arguably one of America's most libertarian governors.