The latest ad from Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) openly accuses his Republican opponent, former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, of pulling rank in order to get out of serious trouble in his multiple traffic violations — and quite possibly takes a jab at Christie’s weight.
“If you drove the wrong way down a one-way street, causing an accident and putting the victim in a trauma center, would you get away without a ticket? Chris Christie did,” the announcer says. “If you were caught speeding in an unregistered car- would you get away without points? Chris Christie did.”
“In both cases, Christie threw his weight around as US Attorney and got off easy,” the announcer adds, later adding a slogan that’s popped up lately in Corzine’s ads: “Chris Christie. One set of rules for himself. Another for everyone else.”
The folks at Real Clear Politics think the line about how Christie “threw his weight around” is an obvious reference to Christie’s personal bulk. Requests for comment to the Corzine and Christie camps were not immediately returned.
Late Update: Corzine campaign communications director Sean Darcy has just told us that this is not a reference to Christie’s weight. “No,” said Darcy in an e-mail.