Yesterday, we shared negative remarks about Colorado by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in relation to this state's marijuana laws. Among his comments: "For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there."
Those were fighting words for Governor John Hickenlooper, whose office compiled a series of state rankings in which Colorado tops the Garden State. See eight Hick-blessed examples, supplemented by Christie memes.
Number 8: America's Top States for Business
New Jersey: 42nd
Number 7: The Best State for Business and Careers
New Jersey: 32nd
Continue to keep counting down the top eight ways Colorado kicks the sh*t out of New Jersey. Number 6: Economic performance
New Jersey: 33rd
Number 5: Innovation and entrepreneurship
New Jersey: 14th
Continue to keep counting down the top eight ways Colorado kicks the sh*t out of New Jersey. Number 4: Business climate
New Jersey: 49th
Number 3: "The States of Our Union ... Are Not All Strong /We ranked all 50, from fabulous to failed"
New Jersey: 12th
Continue to keep counting down the top eight ways Colorado kicks the sh*t out of New Jersey. Number 2: "Find Out How Your Community Measures Up/State ranks"
New Jersey: 23rd
Number 1: Top State Technology and Science
New Jersey: 15th
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More from our Politics archive circa April 22: "Marijuana: Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, rips Colorado's pot laws."