Christie Not Bothered By McHale’s Gibes About Weight, Bridge Scandal


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said he wasn’t upset about comedian Joel McHales jibes at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

McHale took swings at Christie’s weight and at how the governor handled the scandal surrounding the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

“Governor, do you want bridge jokes or size jokes? ‘Cause I’ve got a bunch of both. I could go half and half. I know you like a combo platter,” McHale said during his speech on Saturday night. “Now, I get that. I’m sorry for that joke, Governor Christie. I didn’t know I was going to tell it but I take full responsibility for it. Whoever wrote it, will be fired. But the buck stops here. So, I will be a man and own up to it, just as soon as I get to the bottom of how it happened because I was unaware it happened until just now.”

“I am appointing a blue-ribbon commission of me to investigate the joke I just told and if I find any wrongdoing on my part, I assure you I will be dealt with. I just looked into it. It turns out I’m not responsible for it. Justice has been served,” McHale Continued.

At the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg after party, Christie said the jokes didn’t bother him.

“Listen, I thought he was great, and that’s exactly what I expected,” Christie told Vanity Fair. “I thought he was really funny, and not just about me, but about everybody.”

McHale took a lot of digs at politicians during his speech, and NBC has compiled some of the low blows.

[H/t Huffington Post]

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