Professional YouTube Screamer and occasional New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is as famous for his appetite for confrontational shout fests as he is for his appetite for anything dipped in chocolate or batter. His virulent and crusadist anti-union policies have catapulted him into the national spotlight and made him a darling among the Republican party as the greatest not Mitt Romney presidential hopeful to date. When he’s not calling fellow public servants with whom he disagrees “numbnuts,” calling former marines at town halls “idiots,” or threatening to take a bat to old lady Senators, he sometimes displays a very self-deprecating sense of humor and humility that went bye-bye in the Republican Party many moons ago. So, as begrudging as it may be for his most ardent detractors, you cannot help but give the guy some kudos when he gets it right, or breaks one of the seven deadly sins of politics and is likeable.
Teaming up with the very popular and populist--and possible worthy 2013 Democratic Gubernatorial opponent--Democratic Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker, Chris Christie put out a rather candid and funny video that seeks to parody all the christ-like acts of Cory Booker. For those of you living under a rock without wi-fi, Booker was heralded for storming into a burning building and reusing a woman inside. Indeed, it can said that Mayor Booker is the 2008 version of Barack Obama--a giant like messianic figure of mixed race who can do wrong. Further, a man who could quite possibly crap cinnamon buns and burp new car scent.
In an almost Seinfeld-like moment, the two men both say each other's last names with suspicion, which is what Newman (Christie of course being Newman) and Jerry would often do during trying times.
This refreshingly non-partisan video ultimately concludes with Christie taking the phone away from Mayor Booker when it becomes clear that Mitt Romney is on the phone. At which point and after being bested by the mayor in every other imaginable activity, Christie simply says “I got this,” reflecting all the media chatter of Christie, a vociferous surrogate for Romney, becoming his choice for VP. So watch the video, laugh, and then feel free to resume your hatred for Christie.
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