Rosenthal, trotting in for two GOP commissioners: Christie who?

NEW BRUNSWICK – Making his way between the red/blue encampments at opposite ends of the Heldrich Hotel second floor, Dr. Alan Rosenthal has just pulled two members of the GOP redistricting committee out of the Republican room and into a neutral office.

Republican committeemen Bill Palatucci and Jay Webber slinked off with Rosenthal, after the Rutgers professor came calling for them.

On his way in, PolitickerNJ asked Rosenthal if he was okay with Christie sitting in on the meeting.

“”I don’t know,” he said. “What’s he look like?”

On his way out of the meeting, Palatucci was cornered by reporters and said of Christie’s appearance: “Just an interested observer.”

Rosenthal, trotting in for two GOP commissioners: Christie who?