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President Barack Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Craig Fugate walk across the tarmac from the Marine One helicopter, rear, before boarding Air Force One before their departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) President Barack Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Craig Fugate walk across the tarmac from the Marine One helicopter, rear, before boarding Air Force One before their departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)  

Coulter: Christie ‘hoping to use Obama to plug a dike’

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

Conservative pundit and noted Chris Christie fan Ann Coulter weighed in on the New Jersey governor’s praise and welcoming of President Barack Obama to his hurricane ravaged state, Wednesday.

“I think he’s hoping to use Obama to plug a dike,” Coulter, the author of the new book “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama,” wrote in a brief email to The Daily Caller.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Christie, a surrogate to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and normally harsh Obama critic, has been heaping praise on the Democratic president for his response to Hurricane Sandy.

“The president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit,” Christie said on MSNBC Tuesday. “He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything and he absolutely means it, and it’s been very good working with the president and his administration.”

When asked on Fox News if Romney would be visiting New Jersey, Christie did not mince words.

“I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested,” he said. “I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than presidential politics, and I could care less about any of that stuff.”

Wednesday, Christie will be touring his state with Obama, who signed a disaster declaration for New Jersey on Tuesday. (MATT LEWIS: What’s Chris Christie up to?)

Christie was a keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention. Disaster has trumped political considerations however, as “If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don’t know me,” Christie added on Fox Tuesday.

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