Chris Christie the Butt of Jokes at White House Correspondents Dinner

“Wow, sir, you are a glutton — for punishment.”

Asbury Park Press reports that Chris Christie was on the receiving end of some jocularity Saturday at the White House Correspondents Dinner:

“Gridlock has gotten so bad in this town, we have to wonder: ‘What did we do to piss off Chris Christie so bad?’” Obama cracked.

“Chris Christie is here,” actor Joel McHale began. “Wow, sir, you are a glutton — for punishment.”

“Now, I did that. I’m sorry for that joke, Gov. 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,” McHale said. “I am appointing a blue-ribbon commission of me to investigate the joke I just told and if I find any wrong-doing 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.”

 Christie didn’t seem too bothered. “Listen, baby, it’s better to be relevant than ignored,” he reportedly said.

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