Christie answers a question about fat jokes with a donut
As David Letterman was winding up a question about how Chris Christie feels about being the punchline for a lot of fat jokes last night, the governor of New Jersey pulled a donut from his suit pocket and took a bite from it.
"I didn't know this was going to be this long," Christie deadpanned, to Letterman's amusement.
"All kidding aside, is it an issue or is it not an issue?" Letterman said. "Tell me how you see things."
"I only care about if you're funny. If the joke is funny, I laugh, even if it's about me. If it's not funny, I don't laugh. But I've never felt like it was anything that really bugged me that much."
Christie said he thought about 40 percent of the fat jokes were funny, and brought along two of his favorites, which he read aloud.
Christie is theoretically in a good position to run for president in 2016, notwithstanding lingering resentment of him among conservatives. He's currently poised to win re-election in New Jersey by an overwhelming margin.