BY BOB HOLT
Brendan Byrne served as New Jersey’s 47th governor from 1974 through 1982, and his voice is often heard on New Jersey issues today.
Byrne was roasted at the Performing Arts Center in Newark in honor of his 90th birthday, but the host of the event may have heard more jokes than Byrne did.
That would be Governor Chris Christie. NorthJersey.com reported that Christie heard jokes about the George Washington Bridge lane closure issue, his weight, and possible 2016 presidential candidacy. “It really is an honor to be standing next to what could be the next president of the — I’m sorry, these are the wrong notes,” former South Hackensack judge Vince August said. “I’m doing a roast next week with Jeb Bush.”