New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is alienating himself once again from his own party by taking up another of those so-called "bromances" with a well-known Democrat, this time former prez Bill Clinton.
that Christie was picked to speak at the closing sessions of Clinton's "Global Initiative
" forum in Chicago, an annual soiree that promotes "innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges." The event Christie is partaking in is dubbed "Cooperation and Collaboration: A Conversation on Leadership," and marks a relationship between himself and Clinton that predates his paling around with current president Barack Obama. Clinton's known of an admired Christie since the latter defeated former New Jersey governor and Democrat Jon Corzine, who Clinton had backed, in the 2009 governor's race.
"They're both similar in a lot of ways," said a Clinton insider, who observed that both men came from "humble: beginnings. "[Clinton] respects him and his nature and he likes him as a person; he likes the straightforward style."
This is the second time, in fact, that Christie had been invited to speak at the CGI. He was apparently scheduled to attend last year but was removed from the speaker's list as the date approached.