Christie Apology Overshadowed By Mention of His "Morning Workout"

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Chris Christie stepped up to the podium today to express his sincere apologies to the people of New Jersey, and of Fort Lee, NJ in particular, who were affected by four days of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September. The traffic problem, it now appears, was manufactured as payback to the mayor of Fort Lee who declined to endorse Christie, and it was not only irritating and inconvenient, but also may have been responsible for killing a 91-year-old woman whose ambulance was delayed by the congestion.

Christie's apology seemed to be going pretty well until he mentioned, in passing, that he first heard about the smoking gun emails implicating his deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, on Wednesday after his "morning workout."

See also: A Guide to Chris Christie's Fun Traffic Jam Scandal

That's when everyone stopped listening and jumped on Twitter to make the same joke (see a selection of those jokes below).

The "Christie is fat" joke is easy. It's so easy that the New York Daily News was able to fit no less than four fat jokes on its cover this morning (Headline: "Fat chance now, Chris;" deck: "Bridge scandal eats away at prez hopes;" teaser: "That wasn't Chris Christie's stomach growling Wednesday, it was his 2016 presidential push being devoured by scandal..."). But you know what else is easy? Bridge puns -- except those are actually funny because they are relevant to the issue at hand.

Here are at least seven headlines funnier than today's Daily News and Post headlines (and funnier than those "workout" tweets too):

And here are the "workout" jokes that popped up on Twitter immediately following Christie's comment:

Okay, we take it back, this one is actually really funny:


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SantiagoJJJr
SantiagoJJJr

Chris Christie Bridge Cop! At first, the governor laughed off the insinuation he played a role in the traffic mess: "I worked the cones actually. Unbeknownst to everybody, I was actually the guy out there. I was in overalls and a hat, but I was the guy working the cones," Christie said, joking with reporters at a Statehouse news conference. Well here he is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP_UMq0Ufa0

CB1234567
CB1234567

"I was done with my workout yesterday morning…." LET ME STOP YOU RIGHT THERE CHRIS CHRISTIE

ipooponamerika
ipooponamerika

"Christie Apology Overshadowed By Mention of His "Morning Workout"

Uh, forgive me for pointing this out, but the fact that the USSA now has LEGALIZED TORTURE, FINANCIAL FRAUD, MURDER, WAR CRIMES, DRONE BOMBINGS OF CHILDREN,  a rampant POLICE STATE, SECRET COURTS, MANIPULATED MARKETS, issues FAKE OFFICIAL DATA, has a CORPORATELY CONTROLLED CONGRESS & SENATE, and has even legalized FOOD POISONING ...

kinda OVERSHADOWS the BS "news" up above that you incompetent MF's are trying to use  to distract me with.

EusebiaAq
EusebiaAq

@villagevoice "FAT CHANCE" Gov.Christie modern day "Hogan's Heroes" Nazi who did wrong and said "I Know Nothing" I am just a Nazi"

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Fat Repuglycan Pig Fucks Himself Once Again 


Typical.


bgray59
bgray59

The article carefully avoids the fact that he fired two key aids and a political ally for their part in the scandal.


A refreshing change from the Obama Administration who promotes people who screw up or use their offices for political gain.

John McElroy
John McElroy

Can you back peddle on a stationary bike?

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