A perfect Chris Christie sculpture rose from the sand as soon as he reopened the beaches.

A perfect Chris Christie sculpture rose from the sand as soon as he reopened the beaches.
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The instantly-infamous photos of Chris Christie lounging on a state beach after he closed it to the public were enshrined in sand as soon as the beaches reopened. Behold the glorious statue: immortalizing the governor for at least a few hours, before high tide.

Good day for sand sculpture building at the Jersey shore. Think this one wins first prize.

Posted by Dan Skeldon on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

In case you missed the disaster that inspired this impeccable artwork, Christie and his family were photographed lounging on a state beach that had been closed to the public, due to a New Jersey budget crisis and a government shutdown.

Asked if he had enjoyed the beach while it was closed to the public, Christie lied: "I didn't. I didn't get any sun today." After the photos hit Twitter, his spokesman spun: "He did not get any sun. He had a baseball hat on."

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Unbelievable, but a moment we'll remember forever through the glory of sand castles. After Christie reopened the beaches on Tuesday, two dudes named "Larry and Tom" got to work at 9 a.m., according to NBC Connecticut. By 1 p.m., their work was done.

The "IBSP" plaque at the foot of Christie's throne stands for "Island Beach State Park"—in memorial of his favorite sunning spot.

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