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Double down: Buono compares Christie to fist-pumping ‘Jersey Shore’ clown

posted at 11:09 am on October 11, 2013 by

Chris Christie minted another YouTube hit by answering a mid-debate cheap shot from Democrat Barbara Buono with grace and magnanimity, leveling her in the process.  Yogi Berra famously said, “it’s never over ’til it’s over,” but this race is over.  And Buono must know it, because she’s not even attempting a course correction.  Here she is straining to compare Christie to buffoonish reality television star “The Situation:”

HOST: “Senator, one of the most memorable points that I thought came from last night is when they asked you to say something nice about the Governor, and you mentioned that he does well on late night TV. I thought it was a bit of a jab, and I was just wondering though, if you got the opportunity to do some late night TV, wouldn’t you jump at that opportunity to spread your message?”

BUONO: “I’m thrilled that the governor is good with his wisecracks at night, but the fact of the matter is that this election is about more than just reality TV. Do we really need another reality TV show? I mean we already have ‘The Situation’ do we really need ‘The Governor’, I don’t think so.”

If only Christie had those abs.  Refreshingly, Barbara Buono has no regrets.  She doesn’t regret getting snarky in the one moment of the debate that was specifically designed to pause the partisan acrimony. She doesn’t regret a single one of her 154 votes for tax increases.  And based on the clip above, she doesn’t regret getting called out as “shrill and petty” by the New Jersey media.  Two polls. Two blow-outs. Goodnight, Barb — and stay classy.

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No one in Jersey, or elsewhere, really cares.

steebo77 on October 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM

She ain’t right about much, but she’s spot on vis-a-vis Christie.

besser tot als rot on October 11, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Does anyone else find the women in short skirts then sitting at higher levels to allow an leg shot in news totally ridiculous? I thought Fox was bad but here they have 3 women on desks so they can get a leg shot in every camera angle. In the the meantime the women have to clamp their legs together like a vice to insure they don’t even briefly allow a panty shot. Why do women put up with this? Would the men put up with it if the producer told tell them they had to wear tight pants or shorts unbuttoned down to their navel to read the news?

Rocks on October 11, 2013 at 11:51 AM

If only Christie had those abs.

He does. It’s just that they are buried under 300 of donut batter…

JohnGalt23 on October 11, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Buono’s only hope is to get a rise out of Christie, so that the “Republican War on Women” card can be played out, Jersey-style, if he comes back and attacks her personally.

But with a 25 point lead in the polls, Christie would be an idiot to take the bait — although by the end of the campaign Buono may be sounding like Gene Wilder at the end of “The Producers”, trying to jump on top of Zero Mostel while yelling “You fat fatty!”

jon1979 on October 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Christie is sort of like a cast member of Jersey Shore. He hasn’t really done anything yet receives a ton of media attention.

JR on October 11, 2013 at 1:20 PM

I think he will win the GOP nomination no matter if I like it or not (I don’t like it).

I fear the conservatives and libertarians will split their votes between Cruz and Paul, plus all the other people who will run. Obviously a Ryan running would help conservatives because he will take away votes from King RINO, but King RINO is good at what he does, you have to give him credit. He is turning into our version of Bill Clinton. with out the scandals of course…

William Eaton on October 11, 2013 at 1:48 PM