Chris Christie reports in casual-wear

It's an emergency, so politicians have to wear ridiculous outfits -- like Christie's shirt labeled governor

Topics: Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, Andrew Cuomo, Weather, Chris Christie, Michael Bloomberg, Natural Disasters, Artificial Intelligence, Crisis,

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    Chris Christie reports in casual-wear

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured the World Trade Center ahead of Sandy's arrival in what one Salon colleague described as a "Members Only-looking jacket" (Credit: AP video still)

    Chris Christie reports in casual-wear

    Mayor Bloomberg opted for this grey zip-up to talk emergency at one of New York's evacuation centers Sunday (Credit: YouTube, Mayor Bloomberg's channel)

    Chris Christie reports in casual-wear

    Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy knew it was time to don a relaxed Polo Ralph Lauren stripe when he had to discuss Hurricane Irene with FEMA last year (Credit: Wikimedia)

    Chris Christie reports in casual-wear

    Obama defined down-to-business casual in this famous Situation Room shot as he watched footage of the Bin Laden compound raid clad in a navy zip-up (Credit: WhiteHouse.gov)

    Chris Christie reports in casual-wear

    We knew Chris Christie meant business and we knew how to spell his name thanks to this Hurricane Sandy-appropriate outfit (Credit: AP video)

    Chris Christie reports in casual-wear

    George Bush opted for the classic rolled shirt sleeves to meet Louisiana politicians in the wake of Katrina. Which goes to show appropriate casual attire only goes so far (Credit:Wikimedia)

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Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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