Gov. Chris Christie Will Campaign for Rep. Steve King, Has Short Memory SHARE: Tweet What a difference a year makes … In August 2011, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he was “tired of dealing with the crazies” in his own party that think sneaky Muslims and Sharia law will envelop this glorious Christian land. A year later … eh, the hell with it, bring on the crazies! New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising luncheon on Sept. 20 in Sioux City on behalf of U.S. Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican who is facing a tough challenge for reelection. King said in a press release today that Christie and the governor’s wife, are great friends. Christie also appeared on the Iowa congressman’s behalf at a fundraising event last year, and he was a keynote speaker at the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Christie, just 13 months ago, thought you were ignorant and crazy if you subscribed to the idea that Muslims are infiltrating U.S. government and society. But despite being “great friends” with Rep. King, he doesn’t know the man is, in his own words, “ignorant” and “crazy.” Let’s compare: • King, in August 2012, on Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin being involved with the Muslim Brotherhood (piling on to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s comments): “I’ve never met her. I do know what’s in the news report about her. The things that I am hearing from the people who are doing investigations beyond what we’ve seen in the news indicate, very strongly to me, that her family network, her network, is deeply entrenched in the Muslim Brotherhood. That’s what I see from the news and that’s what I see from the investigative reports that have not yet been published. And I think that it’s a legitimate question that’s been raised and we ought to examine it.” • Flash back to Christie in August 2011 speaking about his controversial appointment of Sohail Mohammed, which Islamophobes bashed him for: “Sharia law has nothing to do with this at all. It’s crazy. It’s crazy. The guy’s an American citizen who has been an admitted lawyer to practice in the state of New Jersey, swearing an oath to uphold the laws of New Jersey, the constitution of the state of New Jersey, and the Constitution of the United States of America. This sharia law business is crap. It’s just crazy. And I’m tired of dealing with the crazies. It’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.” Governor Christie, you got some esplainin’ to do. Nah, no need, the explanation is easy: 2016 is right around the corner, and it’s coalition time! King is running for his sixth term in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, but he is opposed by Democrat Christie Vilsack. It’s tight. SEE ALSO: • Chris Christie: Cold, Calculated Coward • Ann Romney Loves Mitt, Chris Christie Loves Himself • Chris Christie, Cory Booker Team Up for Bipartisan Sketch Comedy MOST RECENT BY Slade Sohmer:The New White House Christmas CardSmokin' Teaser: House of Cards to Return on Valentine's Day 2014Ellsbury Dough Boy Was Kinda Easy, Eh? Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.