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Twitter burns Chris Christie over #beachgate photo

The New Jersey governor was photographed relaxing on the beaches he closed to everyone else, and the resulting jokes got a little hot.

Who doesn't enjoy a nice uncrowded day at the beach? New Jersey governor Chris Christie and his family were granted that just this weekend, photographed sunning themselves at Island Beach State Park.

But it wasn't a normal vacation -- the New Jersey first family was relaxing on the sand at the same time the public couldn't access state beaches over the holiday weekend due to a government shutdown.

Christie defended his decision, since New Jersey is one of only a few states that provides its governor with a state-owned beach home in addition to his official residence. "Run for governor, and you can have the residence," Christie said Saturday.

Twitter had some pretty good burns.

But at least one Twitter user was just fine with Christie's relaxation time -- Brad Thor, the author of "Use of Force," the thriller that the governor was photographed reading.

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