reported Friday that during a town hall meeting at a church this week in Paterson, NJ, Governor Chris Christie let a racial slur slip when he called an African-American man a "boy," a term closely related to the more severe "N" word. Christie has, in the past, touted a morally clean public image and has been quoted as saying "language matters; language is a window into attitude."

Watch the video, uploaded to YouTube on March 15:

[Gov. Chris Christie spews racial slur via YouTube]