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Tue Jul 25, 2017, 04:32 PM

8. Christie swings and misses at sports talk show audition

Last edited Wed Sep 12, 2018, 10:55 AM - Edit history (5)

I don't begrudge any political leader a little time off to take in a sporting event -- if anything, it's one of their job duties. But I was surprised to hear that Governor Soprano recently took in a New York Mets baseball game.

It surprised me because native New Jerseyites tend to be Yankee fans if only because they're right over the George Washington Bridge -- not to mention that the Yankees are currently playing so much better than the Mets. I was not surprised, however, to learn that he caught a foul ball at the game: "foul" balls are the only kind that are willing to be seen with him!

However, while I can certainly appreciate that Christie would like to have a job lined up after his governorship ends, I would like to ask on behalf of the 15% of New Jerseyites who still like him that he have the good graces to be discreet about his job hunting efforts:

CBS News: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been on the air for 4.5 hours of sports talk radio..as part of his audition to replace Mike Francesa at WFAN, the largest sports station in the New York metro area...

Christie complained to his co-host Evan Roberts...on air..."They gave us the 10th and 11th of July...These are the two worst sports days of the year...It's ridiculous. I think they're trying to say to us, 'If you guys can be good then, you can be good any time'...They screwed us here..."

Roughly an hour into the show, "John from Montclair" (a town that voted against the governor twice) phoned in to talk about the "horrible job" Christie had done while in office. Later on, "Mike from Montclair" dialed in and called Christie pejorative names and confronted Christie on the "beachgate" scandal in which Christie was caught lounging on the Fourth of July holiday weekend at a New Jersey public beach that was otherwise closed off to the rest of the state's taxpayers.

"I love getting calls from communists in Montclair," Christie quipped.

How perceptive of him to suspect that he was deliberately invited in on the days there would be the least to talk about. But as the saying goes, when life hands you lemons, you're supposed to make lemonade. With his constant potential of most of his sport talk conversations degrading to personal attacks, perhaps it's best that he investigate other employment opportunities...


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