When Asked Whether Christie Is Fat, Corzine Responds: ‘Am I Bald?’

Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) defended his attack ads against Republican rival Chris Christie, which charge that Christie “threw his weight around” to get out of trouble from traffic violations when he was a U.S. Attorney — which critics have said is an attack on Christie’s physical weight.

In an interview with the editorial board at the Press of Atlantic City:

“People who flash their credentials or use their offices to accomplish something, people say ‘people threw their weight around,'” Corzine said.

Asked directly if he thought Christie was fat, Corzine touched his bare head, smiled and said, “Am I bald?”