Jersey Shore Sand Sculpture Mocks Gov. Chris Christie

A giant sand sculpture of Gov. Chris Christie lounging in a chair has appeared on the Jersey Shore after a government shutdown closed state beaches and parks for much of the Fourth of July weekend.

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Jarret DiGiantomasso
(Credit: Jarret DiGiantomasso)
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Gov. Chris Christie was back at the beach Tuesday, only this time in sand form.
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Jarret DiGiantomasso
The sandy version of the governor took in the sun with beachgoers celebrating the Fourth of July.
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The sculpture became a focal point for beachgoers at a Seaside Heights beach.
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NBC New York
The giant sand sculpture of Gov. Chris Christie appeared at the beach Tuesday morning.
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Lifeguards told News 4 that the sculpture was created by two men named Larry and Tom, who build a sculpture at the beach every year.
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The sculpture was scrawled with the words, “Beach Closed,” “I Love New Jersey” and “July 4th.”
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The sculpture pays homage to a viral photo of the governor lounging on a state beach that was closed to the public because of a budget impasse.
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The sculpture began to fade as the sunny, summer day dragged on, but the form of Christie was still visible.
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Dozens of beachgoers snapped photos with the Christie sand sculpture.
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Lifeguards said the sculptors began their fleeting piece of art Tuesday morning and were finished by early afternoon.
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Asbury Park Press
Someone destroyed the sculpture shortly before nightfall. More at Asbury Park Press.
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Asbury Park Press
The sandy version of the governor was replaced by a smiling face, possibly that of a starfish. More at Asbury Park Press.
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