As always, it’s OK to be a jerk if you’re a lib.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s weight has been a key concern during his years in the public eye, prompting the release of a medical report declaring Christie “fit to serve as governor” during his reelection campaign last month.
But the potential presidential aspirant’s bulk has also been the butt of jokes. Blogger Laura Goldman caught MSNBC’s Chris Matthews taking the latest crack at it on Thursday.
Matthews was speaking at Thinkfest, a weeklong event sponsored by Philadelphia magazine at the Rittenhouse Hotel, when magazine editor Tom McGrath asked Matthews’ take on Christie’s potential 2016 bid.
“Two days after Election Day, Chris Christie has crushed his opponent. Is he gonna be the Republican …” began McGrath.
“The one I feel for is his wife,” Matthews cut in.
After a brief pause, some chuckled as McGrath asked, “Why’s that?”
“Did you just say, ‘crush?'” Matthews said. “I mean, use your imagination.”
The crowd erupted.