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Gov. Christie has pumped his proverbial fists into the faces of the "Jersey Shore" crew for a long time now. He thinks the show is a disgrace to New Jersey, and he blocked an otherwise procedural $420,000 tax credit to MTV for filming the show in-state.
ChrisChristie,how does it feel when people judge your ability to do a job by your weight the same way you judge us for partyin at the shore?
If you're a governor of New Jersey -- and your state is for several years maligned on national TV by (mostly) New Yorkers who pose as alcoholic, self-obssessed, simple-minded, over-dramatizers -- then you have to come out swinging against The Situation et al. A new poll this morning from Quinnipiac University, for example, indicates that 67 percent of New Jerseyans think the show is bad for the state.
But should the governor be more open-minded about Vinny's right to party? Is Vinny correct in arguing that Christie's stance is analogous to serious political commentators saying Christie is too fat to be president?
I've been thinking about this for 15 minutes now, and I can't figure out if Vinny is being totally non-sensical or slightly brilliant.
N.B.: Vinny has more than 2 million Twitter followers, compared to 68,000 for the gov. His tweet about Christie was retweeted hundreds of times in minutes.