Facebook CEO and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg attracted an onslaught of disarray on Wednesday night when he invited New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to his Palo Alto home.
Zuckerberg, who announced his support for Christie earlier this year, threw his first political fundraiser to help support the mayor’s upcoming reelection campaign. While the event drew in many of Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla’s high-status friends, including former sec. of state Condoleezza Rice, it also attracted about 40 protesters.
Christie was able to slip in through a separate entrance, according to the Huffington Post, but Rice had to push her way through the commotion of chanting protesters who proclaimed "One, two, three, four, this is not the Jersey Shore. Five, six, seven, eight, Zuck send Christie to his state.”
Christie angered many democrats after vetoing several bills that would provide funding for Planned Parenthood. The pro-choice protesters outside of Zuckerberg’s home held signs that said “Zuck + Chris hands off planned parenthood” and featured a modified thumbs-down version of the “like” button on Facebook.
Zuckerberg apparently ‘friended’ Christie in 2010 when he, Christie, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show to announced Zukerberg’s $100 million donation for Newark Public Schools.