On Good Morning America today, Chris Christie took steps to defuse the feud between him and Rudy Giuliani -- essentially, calling the acrimony of their disagreement over Christie's response to the snowstorm a matter of personality (and ethnic origin).
"Listen, I know you'll find it shocking that two, strong-willed, Italian guys from the Northeast disagree about something.
I have great respect for the mayor. We disagree on this one, but we agree on so many more issues, that Mayor Giuliani and I -- two former U.S. attorneys -- will disagree, at times, on things. This is one that we do."
For full context, here's the Rudy broadside on January 7th that started the whole thing.
"Chris should've come back.
I mean, if he asked me my advice, I would've said 'They elected you governor, they've got an emergency, they expect you to be there.'
You know, you've got to be there if you're a governor, a mayor, or even a president, if it's important enough."
And Christie's response on Morning Joe yesterday.
"Listen, Rudy is wrong on this one. You know, I like Rudy a lot, too, but it's easy to sit in the peanut gallery and shoot away, which is what Rudy's doing.
I guess when you're retired and out of politics, it's easy to come on these shows and shoot away."
So today's words on GMA were much, much more conciliatory.