Theresa Mills: Hi Governor Christie, my name is Theresa Mills. 65 Williams Street, Sandy victim, surviving out there now – Old Bridge, right now.
Governor Christie: Old Bridge.
Theresa Mills: It’s really not a question, it’s more of a statement how I feel toward you and your team and everybody that helped me along the way.
Governor Christie: Sure.
Theresa Mills: It’s been inside me for a long time and I just want to express it the best I can.
Governor Christie: Sure, please do.
Theresa Mills: First, you can do no wrong in my eyes. I call it…
Governor Christie: Well, I’m taking you home for family dinner tonight then, that sounds pretty good.
Theresa Mills: Well, I call it – to me and my friends – it’s a politician crush. Sorry Mrs. Christie, but I have one.
Governor Christie: It’s alright.
Theresa Mills: Also, as I look around here, I see a lot of my neighbors and my friends, and the mayor, and everybody that helped me – you – along the way. And I thank you. They touched me in one way or the other.
Governor Christie: What I tell people all the time is that as you would expect most of the time at these meetings, what we hear more about are the places where people – or the moments that people aren’t being taken care of. And that’s what these meetings are for, to a large extent, is to help these people who haven’t been helped yet, and make sure we cut through FEMA bureaucracy and all the other things to try to help folks. But, I will tell you that I know that there are hundreds of thousands of people like you who we have helped. Who are back to life, at least close to normal, or new normal because the old normal we’ll never get back again. There’s a new normal now that we’re going to have to get used to after this. But, I’m glad that we’re able to help you because that’s our job. That’s what we’re supposed to be doing. So, thank you for doing that.
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