Over the weekend, Christie was ABC News’ guest at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and found himself the butt of several of comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes.
“Gov. Christie, I think you might be misunderstanding New Jersey’s slogan. It’s not the Olive Garden state,” Kimmel said.
At the press conference following meeting with students, Christie noted that he had ABC’s “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara next to him during the dinner.
“Luckily, for me, I had Sofia Vergara next to me to console me,” Christie told reporters. “And when you have her next to you to console you, let me tell you don’t care what Jimmy Kimmel says…The fact of the matter is when you’re overweight there are those who are going to make awful comments about you and people who are going to make jokes about you. And you’ve got to live with it.”
“What Jimmy Kimmel said to me is moderate compared to what people call me on Twitter daily,” he said."
Going forward, could we please just focus on how Chris Christie is a bully and a horrible person? I do not want to be put in the position of feeling bad for Chris Christie again. Thanks.
Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. We know, this is not exactly on our theme of publishing, etc. but we couldn’t resist. Quote:
“You built a factory out there? Good for you,” she says. “But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.”
She continues: “Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”
AMY GOODMAN: Do you think it matters if it’s Obama or Santorum or Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney in the White House?
WALTER MOSLEY: Well, look, it matters if we don’t take action. It matters, if we don’t push to make—the electorate, push to make the changes in America that we feel are necessary for us, the positive changes that we feel are necessary for us. If we don’t do that, yes, it matters. Obama will be better than them. But if we’re willing to roll up our sleeves and do the work, whoever’s in there is going to have to do what we say. So it doesn’t matter, you know. So there’s a difference, you know, because people always say, “Well, you know, you have to worry about the Supreme Court, and you have to worry about” — you know, yeah, because you’re not doing anything. But if we’re doing stuff, none of that stuff matters, because we will be making the differences. We will be making the differences in the country. And we’re not doing that now. So we don’t live in a democracy. We live in an oligarchy. We’re ruled by corporations and the very rich. And so, you know, OK, you elect Obama, but, you know, he can’t get around those corporations and the very rich. You elect a Republican, well, you know, they like the corporations and the very rich. But it’s the same general direction. So, yes, it would make a difference, if we don’t do anything. And if we do stuff, hey, listen, it’s our country.