Monday, July 6, 2015

Christie roasts himself in new video with Bon Jovi, Alec Baldwin

The Trenton press corps held its version of the Washington correspondents' dinner last night, and for the 114th time -- since 1890 -- reporters skewered New Jersey politicians with songs and speeches. I was the first president of the correspondents' club from The Inquirer since the 1940s, and so I was tapped to roast the gov (and several others).

Christie roasts himself in new video with Bon Jovi, Alec Baldwin

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie will co-host the "Today" show later this month.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie will co-host the "Today" show later this month.

The Trenton press corps held its version of the Washington correspondents' dinner last night, and for the 114th time -- since 1890 -- reporters skewered New Jersey politicians with songs and speeches. I was the first president of the correspondents' club from The Inquirer since the 1940s, and so I was tapped to roast the gov (and several others).

At the last minute, due to Christie's big lap-band news yesterday, I had to throw in a new joke. Here it is: “I guess Springsteen is no longer the band closest to the governor’s heart." (It got a mention in The New York Post.)

Also at the dinner, Christie turned the joke on himself. In a seven-minute cameo-heavy video -- featuring Alex Baldwin and Jon Bon Jovi -- Christie mused on the connection between his famous Sandy fleece and his political power:

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