Why Reporters Love Christie

He makes their job easier:

[Christie] certainly sounds like he’s ready to start running, and it’s safe to say the press corps would love it if he did.

That isn’t because they have any particular strong feelings about his politics. It’s because he’s great copy. You think it’d be fun taking a few months of your life to follow Bobby Jindal around Iowa while he plasters on a fake smile and tries to look interested in what farmers have to say? God, no. But with Christie, you never know what he’s going to do. He might swear. He might snap at a schoolteacher (he has a particular contempt for teachers). He might call one of his political opponents “numbnuts.”

All of which is great fun for journalists used to covering the usual walking haircuts who calculate every word that comes out of their mouths to offend the fewest number of people.