At least the New York Post inspired some agreement between Republicans and Democrats. Remember Tuesday, when the Post wrote a purported “news” story about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s trip to Israel and just decided to go ahead and throw in a bunch of fat jokes in it?
Christie said Wednesday that the story, which came with the package headline, “The whale at the wall: Christie weighs in at Israel holy site,” did not bother him. And hey, it even inspired a rival state Senator to come to Christie’s defence.
Christie is travelling to Israel as part of a “trade and diplomacy” mission. And it has driven speculation that he is laying the groundwork for a 2016 Presidential run.
Naturally, though, because this is very important stuff, the first question he got from reporters back home on a conference call Wednesday was about the Post story.
Here’s what Christie had to say on the matter, according to CBS New York:
“It’s really just a distraction and it’s unfortunate that the Post decided that it wanted to go there. In the end, I’ve told people many times, that kind of stuff really doesn’t bother me. If that’s the way they like to sell newspapers it’s up to them.”
And the Post’s story may have even provoked some bipartisanship. “Bi-what-isan-what?” you ask. It’s that thing where both parties work together to produce solutions that help their constituents.
OK, so this isn’t exactly that, but at least both parties are not sparring with each other. State Sen. Richard Codey, who had a public flare-up with Christie back in December, defended the governor in a statement.
“The article is insulting not only to the governor but to those who hold those sites sacred. It is also a slap in the face to journalists who take their work seriously.
“Governor Christie and I have our disagreements, but no one should be subjected to the kind of grammar school innuendos and stupid puns that are splashed throughout the headline and story.”
You guys have come so far from that time Codey called Christie “childish.”
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