'Sit down and shut up': The best of Chris Christie's 8 years

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Posted: Jan 14, 2018 12:33 PM
'Sit down and shut up': The best of Chris Christie's 8 years

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leaving center stage this week.

But don't expect him to sit down and shut up any time soon.

The colorful, candid and historically unpopular two-term Republican governor, who captured national headlines with his unique turns-of-phrase and gigantic personality, leaves office Tuesday.

Democrat Phil Murphy will succeed him Tuesday at a ceremony in Trenton.

Christie leaves behind eight years' worth of imagery, like the time he used a vulgarity to tell people to get off the beach during a hurricane, when he called a town-hall questioner an "idiot," after continued interruptions and when he called the cast of the "Jersey Shore" reality show "losers."