Two weeks ago at a town hall meeting, a 4-year-old boy asked Christie what his favorite TV show was. The gov dodged; he said he liked watching sports on TV. Then, he turned the question around on the boy: What's your favorite TV show.
"Scooby-doo," the boy said.
"When I was 4," Christie said, to the delight of the crowd, "my favorite show was Scooby-doo, too."
Except that was a blatant lie.
As reporters were quick to point out on Twitter -- and as was elucidated In a tongue-in-cheek column Sunday in the Star-Ledger's Politifact noted -- Scooby, Shaggy and the gang didn't exist when the 50-year-old governor was 4. If it was his favorite show -- and can we really know that for sure at this point? -- it would have been when he was 7, or older.
Stephen Colbert led his show last night with the faux controversy. "Sadly, a new scandal has exploded that could derail Christie's [presidential] ambitions," Colbert said.
He added: "It turns out Christie was full of Scooby doo-doo."
Here's the tape: