In Which Chris Christie Officially Jumps the Shark

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 at 6:56 am

How do you know your time has passed? You go on television and embarrass yourself like this.

Chris Christie acquired some new nicknames Wednesday.

The Love Gov. CC. Christie Kreme, a play off of the popular donut brand … y’know, because of his weight and all.

But during his latest appearance on late-night television, New Jersey’s governor didn’t chomp on pastries. Instead he slow-jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon and company, using song and setup to explain the state’s upcoming special election to fill late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat.

That special election – held three weeks before Election Day – will cost NJ taxpayers $12 million. Opponents argue that the special election was devised to bolster Christie’s own re-election chances.

‘The Love Gov’ took to the microphone, explaining his decision.

“I had the choice to either appoint a hand-picked replacement, or let the people vote on their new senator,” Christie said. “As governor, I have a responsibility to ensure the citizens of New Jersey have a voice in Washington. That’s why this special election is hugely important.”

The camera panned and focused on Fallon, standing adjacent to Christie.

“Ah … yeah. Chris Christie’s about to give New jersey a huge election … and he’s putting in the hands of the people. So watch out. Cause it’s coming prematurely, October 16 to be exact,” Fallon said.

This is embarrassing.

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6 Responses to “In Which Chris Christie Officially Jumps the Shark”

  1. Chris W. on 13/13/13 at 7:35 am

    Why are all these politicians showing up on late night “comedy” shows? Was it always like this? I don’t remember seeing political types on those shows back in the day, at all, ever.

  2. Blue Hen on 13/13/13 at 8:35 am

    “I had the choice to either appoint a hand-picked replacement, or let the people vote on their new senator”

    Uh huh. Two choices.And that’s why you went with door #3. A special election that will make you look all nice AND keep it away fro your election. All so you can be Maverick II and so that your re-election margin looks good.

    More proof that Republicans are reckless with the people’s money too. And third parties don’t work in this system. We’re screwed.

  3. Lucy on 13/13/13 at 10:08 am

    I agree w/ Chris W. It’s embarrassing, lacks dignity and is beneath the office. What foreign power would ever look at idiots like this, or the King Idiot of Late Night himself, Barry O’Creasepants, and think they exude power of any kind. Too bad Ed Sullivan is dead or he could start a “really big shoe” and have these retards all run onstage with their “but seriously, folks” jokes. Watch that banana peel!

  4. kbdabear on 13/13/13 at 12:08 pm

    I’d laugh my ass off if the “Special Election” cost him his own re-election. NJ is going to get an Obama worshipping liberal anyway

  5. Advo on 13/13/13 at 12:56 pm

    It really doesn’t matter. Christie wins re-election as governor either way. The only way he ever leaves New Jersey, politically speaking, is as a Democrat anyway.