Bridgegate: Stewart, Colbert, and the Onion Get to Work

Chris Christie’s scandal is the gift that keeps on giving to comedians.

Well, at least the Chris Christie scandal is funny. Here’s Stephen Colbert:

Jon Stewart:




The Onion:

Following revelations this week that staffers under New Jersey Governor Chris Christie manipulated traffic in a small New Jersey town to punish its mayor, mortified Americans across the nation reported that they were shocked to learn the potential 2016 presidential candidate could possibly fumble such an easy political cover-up. “Man, this guy wants to be President of the United States and he can’t even conceal an act of corruption this rinky-dink and run-of-the-mill from voters? It’s crazy,” Newark resident Carolyn Baum said in agreement with millions of stunned Americans, adding that she holds potential presidential candidates to much higher standards of subterfuge and graft.

And then The Onion channels Christie himself on its op-ed page:

Really, anyone who has followed my career even the slightest bit over the years knows that the last thing I am is an overly ambitious and hypersensitive man with a penchant for antagonism and belligerence. I mean, it’s me we’re talking about here! Chris Christie! Not some ultra-competitive blowhard with deep-seated insecurities probably stemming from my own experiences being bullied as a child. That’s why this whole scandal is so silly. It’s like, everyone knows that’s the pretty much the exact opposite of what I’m like.

What, am I wearing a mask or something? I mean, hello? It’s me! Chris Christie!

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  • Jane Yavis

    Has anyone done a spoof on the Christine O’Donnell “I’m not a Witch” Campaign ad??

  • Texan4Peace

    The real revelation here is that it was most likely NOT about punishing the mayor of Fort Lee (who is equally baffled about the whole thing) but about punishing the head of NJ Democrats in the legislature. See Rachel Maddow’s report.