Nobody who covers the Trenton Statehouse does deadpan better than Charlie Stile at The Record. So here he is, above, backstage waiting to go on at the NJ Legislative Correspondents Club Show last night at the Hamilton Manor, an event part fun and part fundraiser for the club’s scholarship fund. Brent Johnson sang “Proud Murphy” (to “Proud Mary”) and “The Job is Mine” (to “I Walk the Line” and in his best Johnny Cash twang). Brent Johnson from Ledger did “Everybody Must Get Stoned” and “Little Lounger Boy” to Christie’s cutout and to the tune “Surfer Girl”. And Phil Murphy was scheduled to make his debut as fresh new governor, managing the expectation game like a political champ and not overselling his performance.
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Photo credits: Charlie Stile (for Charlie Stile) & John Schoonejongen for Brent Johnson & Cutout Christie