"It makes a lot of sense", Christie said. "It has always bothered me that New Jersey had an odd number of counties, and by adding Delaware's three counties to the state, we now have a nice even 24, which coincidentally is the same as the name of my favorite television program."
In a related move, Christie announced that his alma mater, the University of Delaware, will be merged into Rowan University. Attorney Philip A. Norcross has been named President of the academic institution. When questioned about this action, Christie replied, "It just makes sense. This gives Rowan a Division I football team and nobody ever heard of a blue hen, anyway."
When told that Delaware Governor Jack Markell strenuously objected to the merger of the two states, and that the matter should be brought to the people, Christie replied, "He's an idiot. Someone should take a bat to him."