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HOTHEAD Christie Calls Former SEAL an ‘Idiot’ Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo

Christie Calls Former SEAL an ‘Idiot’

A debate over plans to merge New Jersey’s Rowan University with Rutgers University, both state schools, grew heated yesterday and ended with Gov. Chris Christie calling a Rutgers student and Navy veteran an “idiot.” William Brown, a veteran of the Iraq War who unsuccessfully ran for state Assembly last year as a Democrat, interrupted Christie when the governor was explaining his plan, leading Christie to strike back. “Let me tell you something: After you graduate from law school, you conduct yourself like that in a courtroom, your rear end is going to be thrown in jail, idiot,” Christie fumed. Christie had Brown escorted out by police.

March 9, 2012 8:59 PM