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Christie caught on beach closed by Government shutdown

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New Jersey's Governor gets burned after visiting a beach, one that's closed amid a state shutdown. 

Republican Chris Christie enjoyed some fun in the sun Saturday at Island Beach Sate Park. 

Sitting in a lounge chair - an image that's not sitting well with average New Jerseyans, since that beach, as a state park, is closed under a Government shutdown stemming from a budget stalemate. 

The governor was asked about the planned trip Saturday, before arriving at the beach, and whether the jaunt was fair to people who can't access the sand there. 

"I understand that, that's because the governor has a residence at Island Beach," said Chris Christie. "Others don't. That's the way it goes. Run for governor, then you can have the residence." 

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