Whelp, it was only a matter of time.
Though New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie banned the press from covering his appearance Wednesday night at the Vermont Republican Party's "Welcome Winter" gala, audio of his speech, inevitably, has emerged.
Come on, dude, it's 2013.
The Vermont Press Bureau managed to sneak a tape recorder in, as reporter Peter Hirschfeld writes about here. And Seven Days has also gotten its dirty little mitts on a tape of Christie's remarks — as well as those of Lt. Gov. Phil Scott.
Surely you're tired of us writing about this by now, so we'll just leave you to the tapes. Here's Scott warming the crowd up:
And here's Christie delivering his keynote address: