Sheryl Sandberg To Interview New Jersey Governor Chris Christie On Facebook Live

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Enigmatic New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be interviewed by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook next Monday, according to the email I just received in my inbox (Source: Email in my inbox). In what has come to be the modus operandi for these things, Christie will also be taking questions from Facebook users.

Christie, who was rumored to be seeking a Republican Presidential run in 2012, will be following in President Obama’s and former President George Bush’s footsteps as he visits the social network’s HQ and the Facebook Live studios. A Facebook townhall is a somewhat odd choice for the Governor, who has a modest social media presence; Christie’s 15K ‘Likes’ on Facebook pale in comparison to Obama’s 23 million plus and Bush’s 1.6 million plus.

Perhaps the connecting factor here is the fact that Zuckerberg donated $100 million to the Newark school system in his home state of New Jersey last year, because he “believed” in Governor Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker?

But if the education hook’s not it then I’m stumped; In any case it’ll be interesting to hear Christie’s views on our nation’s pressing issues — Including his endorsement of Mitt Romney for President.

Email below.

All – I am excited to inform you that Governor Christie will travel to Facebook’s Headquarters in Palo Alto California to take part in the Facebook Live event series.

The Governor will take part in this live discussion with Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, which will be broadcast live via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/FBLive?sk=app_127337483972992

The Governor will also be taking questions from Facebook users, which can be submitted here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=239184139476242

Facebook Live with Governor Chris Christie
Monday, November 14, 2011, 5PM EST (2PM PST)
Watch live: http://www.facebook.com/FBLive?sk=app_127337483972992

If you have any questions about this event, don’t hesitate to ask.

Thanks,

Riccardo Diaz
Director of Media Affairs
Office of the Governor, The State of New Jersey

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