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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:11 PM

Chris Christie won't take the bait, won't answer questions about Twinkies

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wasn’t about to take the bait: a question dealing with that quintessential junk food, Twinkies.

So when asked Friday at a news conference about Twinkies-maker Hostess shutting down, the target of many a fat joke begged off.

The governor quipped: "I know it! You people are the worst! This is a setup! I am not answering questions on Twinkies, no, no, no, no, no, no. It’s bad that I even said the word ’Twinkie’ from behind this microphone."

Christie has tried for years to lose weight and often jokes about his caloric struggles. He once likened his weight loss efforts to "throwing a couple deck chairs off of the Titanic."

But Friday he said he wouldn’t provide more fodder to comedians.

"You know," he said, "I’m on ’Saturday Night Live’ enough."

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Reply Chris Christie won't take the bait, won't answer questions about Twinkies (Original post)
InsultComicDog Nov 2012 OP
graham4anything Nov 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #2
LynneSin Nov 2012 #3
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #7
Taitertots Nov 2012 #4
longship Nov 2012 #5
Arcanetrance Nov 2012 #6
LeftofObama Nov 2012 #8
DFW Nov 2012 #9

Response to InsultComicDog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:15 PM

1. LOL sometimes you gotta love this guy and wonder why he went over to the dark side

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:23 PM

2. He was on Morning Joe this a.m.

with the head of the National Teacher's union Randi Weingarten as they discussed the new contract negotiated for Newark teachers..it was a love fest! But, if it works it will be great.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:24 PM

3. YOu know he's pretty buddy with Bloomberg. I keep seeing Christie go Independant

He's not a good fit for the GOP party and they want to blame everyone but themselves for why Romney lost.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:57 PM

7. He'll watch Charlie Crist

very closely and my gut feeling is that Crist will fade away unless he becomes a Democrat.

I saw Christie giving a press conference about a law he was supporting which would change the sentencing on first time non-violent drug convictions...from a prison sentence to a 1 year residential rehab program. What he said was "If you are pro-life, as I am, then you recognize that all life is precious. That we can't just throw away these lives" Or words to that effect....While I am passionately pro-choice, he is the first politician I've ever respected for his 'pro-life' stance. Having said that, nothing on this green earth would allow me to vote for him.

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Response to InsultComicDog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:25 PM

4. Can someone make a GIF of him mouthing the word "twinkies"? n/t

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Response to InsultComicDog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:44 PM

5. Damn! Good for him!

Kudos to Gov. Christie... again. Might get to like this guy... in spite of his party.

He shut down the question with self-effacing sense of humor. That shows good character, something he has been displaying recently.

I still reserve judgement, and I still wouldn't vote for him. But he does have my admiration... For now.

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Response to InsultComicDog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:45 PM

6. I personally disagree with alot of christie

But I do wish people would lay off his weight overweight individuals have a hard enough time losing weight without people piling on and in a lot of cases driving them to eat more from depression

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Response to InsultComicDog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:43 PM

8. I want to like him. I really do want to like him!

But I just can't get over the time I saw him on some news show talking about cutting Medicare and Social Security and then he said something to the effect of, "See I said it and the world didn't end", or something like that. For that reason alone I just can't be on his side.

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Response to InsultComicDog (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:45 PM

9. If he won't even talk about twinkies

Then he must be getting to join McCain's daughter.

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