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.