Breakfast of champions

    Happening now: The Committee of Seventy is holding its annual breakfast with about 500 of the region’s most prominent business and civic leaders.  This year’s keynote speaker: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

    Seventy’s President and CEO Zachary Stalberg:  “Whatever your opinion of his politics or tactics, Chris Christie has shaken up business as usual in New Jersey. His outspokenness and willingness to rethink how government works makes him the ideal choice for Seventy’s

    Breakfast. He speaks our language.”

    Here’s some language: WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler reports that Christie told the audience he was the victim of name-calling after he made some tough financial decisions: “Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, all of these great leaders!”

    The fun continues for Christie tonight when does a live interview on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

    Also, this just in: a pop up opera treated guests to a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

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