Governor Chris Christie appreciates that the House finally passed a $9.7 billion Sandy relief bill, and in a joint statement with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, he expressed hope that the House would pass a bill providing $51 billion in further relief.

At first glance, Christie’s remarks don’t seem all that, well, remarkable — except for one thing: when he tore into House Republicans for failing to pass the original relief bill, he dismissed critics who pointed out the bill’s thick pork padding.

Today, though, Christie pressed the GOP to pass a “clean” bill. Why would he make a point of calling for cleanliness in a package that he vehemently insisted wasn’t dirty?

Perhaps he’s just suffering from memory impairment like his pal Harry Reid — or he’s trying to pull a fast one on conservatives.

We noticed. And we’re not buying what he’s selling.