Sarah Palin may believe she can beat President Barack Obama in 2012 but at least one Republican governor doesn’t share her confidence.
Appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rolled his eyes when asked if Palin could be president.
“Do you think that Sarah Palin could do it?” Fallon asked.
“Who knows, Jimmy?” Christie said as he rolled his eyes. “It’s an amazing world.”
“Crazier things have happened?” Fallon observed.
“I don’t know but it’s an amazing world,” the New Jersey governor repeated.
It’s not the first time that Christie has given Palin the cold shoulder. In 2009, the Christie campaign made it clear that they weren’t interested in Palin’s help.
“New Jersey GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie’s campaign has no interest in help from Sarah Palin after the former vice presidential candidate stepped down as governor of Alaska, in part to help Republican candidates across the country,” the Associated Press reported at the time.
“We don’t have any plans on having her in,” New Jersey Republican Chairman Jay Webber told AP.
Fallon’s interview with Christie did have some lighter moments. When Fallon noted that Christie was the boss of New Jersey, the governor replied, “Who am I kidding? Bruce [Springsteen] is the boss of New Jersey.”
This video is from NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, broadcast Nov. 24, 2010.