Jon Stewart: Yes, Chris Christie did ‘set a tone’ — and it was ‘F-U sharp’

By Arturo Garcia
Friday, January 10, 2014 0:28 EDT
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Pitch pipe in hand, Daily Show host Jon Stewart skewered New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) contention on Thursday that the scandal surrounding the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge was not indicative of the tone he set in his administration.

“I think I finally figured out the tone he set,” Stewart said after playing clips of several of Christie’s public meltdowns. “F-U sharp.”

Stewart also sarcastically called Christie’s press conference a “sold-out, two-hour marathon show,” noting that the governor played “all the hits”

“The buck stops at my desk,” Stewart exclaimed, parroting one of Christie’s remarks, before adding, “And I swear to God I have never seen this buck before.”

But Stewart did frown on Christie’s announcement that following his explanation to the press, he was headed to the town affected by the traffic gridlock, Fort Lee, New Jersey — “apparently being right there at the bridge isn’t punishment enough” — to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich (D).

“When are you gonna go, rush hour?” Stewart demanded. “Are you going up there at rush hour? Maybe have a police escort, maybe a motorcade? I’m just saying, maybe you should Skype this one.”

Watch Stewart take on Christie’s public apology, as posted online on Thursday, below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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