RUSH: And — dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut — this afternoon in Trenton, New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie held a press conference and said this about his endorsement of Donald Trump.
CHRISTIE: I am not a full-time surrogate for Donald Trump. I don’t have a title or a position in the Trump campaign. I am an endorser of Donald Trump. I went out on the road on Friday and Saturday with him to announce and reinforce that endorsement and then I went out on Super Tuesday with him to emphasize that endorsement. I got back to the state yesterday. I’m gonna be in the state for the rest of the week and through the weekend. I have no current plans to go back out on the road with him again, but I will at some point, I’m sure, do so.
RUSH: Translation: No more hostage video placement for me. I’m not gonna be made to look like a cigar store Indian ever again. This comes on the heels of the six New Jersey newspapers demanding that Christie quit because he’s on the campaign trail with Trump. He’s not serving out the end of his term. He’s term limited, of course. So obviously a little defensiveness about what happened the other night at Mar-a-Lago.
(imitating Christie) “I endorsed Trump, yeah, yeah, for sure, but I’m not a surrogate. I’m not gonna be down there, I’m not gonna be gazing at him with longing eyes like I’m in love with the guy standing behind him on the stage anymore. I’m not gonna be doing that. What are you, a union guy or something? Leave me alone.” So McCain has joined Romney, and Christie has assured everybody he’s still governor and is not a surrogate.