Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, October 18, 2013
Vociferous Gov. Chris Christie just irritated a slew of North Jersey Democrats when he knocked two of their favorite things – newly-elected U.S. Senator Cory Booker and the winless New York Giants – in less than 100 words.
The governor, who supports the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys – a rival of both the Giants and South Jersey’s preferred team, the Philadelphia Eagles, made the comments during a speech in Booker’s hometown of Newark Wednesday. Booker, the outgoing Mayor, had defeated Republican candidate Steve Lonegan in the special election to replace longtime Sen. Frank Lautenberg Tuesday night.
“I’m happy, I’m happy for the mayor today with his victory last night. It was the first win the Giants have gotten all year,” Christie deadpanned. “Little did [Giants Head Coach] Tom Coughlin know he was gonna have to depend on a washed-up tight end from Stanford to get his first win of the year. But desperate times call for desperate measures, don’t they, Cory?”
The Giants, with a record of 0-6 behind quarterback Eli Manning, are currently in last place in the NFC East Divisional standings.
Watch Christie’s quip below.