The Trenton press corps held its version of the Washington correspondents' dinner last night, and for the 114th time -- since 1890 -- reporters skewered New Jersey politicians with songs and speeches. I was the first president of the correspondents' club from The Inquirer since the 1940s, and so I was tapped to roast the gov (and several others).
At the last minute, due to Christie's big lap-band news yesterday, I had to throw in a new joke. Here it is: "I guess Springsteen is no longer the band closest to the governor's heart." (It got a mention in The New York Post.)
Also at the dinner, Christie turned the joke on himself. In a seven-minute cameo-heavy video -- featuring Alex Baldwin and Jon Bon Jovi -- Christie mused on the connection between his famous Sandy fleece and his political power: