Stewart: Gov. Christie realized Obama not an empty chair

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, November 1, 2012 0:37 EDT
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On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart praised New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for finally finding the real President Barack Obama thanks to Hurricane Sandy.

Stewart noted that Christie had been a vocal ally of Romney, playing a clip of the New Jersey governor mocking Obama’s leadership skills less than two weeks ago. In the clip, Christie compared Obama to a man wandering around a dark room trying to find a light switch.

But Christie’s attitude dramatically changed after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the east coast. On Tuesday, the governor praised Obama’s “outstanding” leadership and cooperation.

“Yeah, I guess he found that fucking light switch,” Stewart quipped.

The Daily Show host joked that Christie had finally met the real Obama, not the imaginary “empty chair” Obama that conservatives had constructed. But Stewart remarked that not everyone had gotten “the memo,” showing a clip of Fox News host Steve Doocy asking Christie about doing a photo-op with Romney.

The New Jersey governor bluntly responded that he didn’t “give a damn” about presidential politics.

“If I know my state and my governor, I believe that is the point in the conversation where you are supposed to flip over a table and yell, ‘prostitution whore!” Stewart joked, alluding to the TV show Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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