Because of the shut down by Governor Christie of the New Jersey state government, Island Beach State Park was closed this holiday weekend.
But statist rulers never think orders and restrictions apply to them.
Case in point, Christie and his entourage used the summer beach house this Sunday, provided by the state, and the beach.
He lied about it before he was aware there were photos of his being on the beach.
At a Sunday news conference on the shutdown, Christie was asked if he got any sun today.
"I didn't," he said. "I didn't get any sun today."Which, of course, aside from the Christie lie leads to the question: Under what privilege does the Christie family get to spend time on a closed state beach?
When later told of the photo, Brian Murray, the governor's spokesman, said:
"Yes, the governor was on the beach briefly today talking to his wife and family before heading into the office. He did not get any sun. He had a baseball hat on."