Rand Paul comes up with alternative to beer with Christie
November 21st, 2013
04:07 PM ET
5 months ago

Rand Paul comes up with alternative to beer with Christie

(CNN) - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he's still interested in making amends with fellow possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie.

Paul was speaking to a radio station in the important caucus state of Iowa on Wednesday when the New Jersey governor came up: host Simon Conway of WHO radio proposed that the two men come onto his show.

"Absolutely, I've been trying to get him to go out for a beer with me," Paul said.

Paul on Christie: There's room for both of us

The two men have had an on again, off again public spat in recent months, with Paul criticizing Christie for "embracing" Obamacare by accepting Medicaid expansion in New Jersey and Christie in turn implying that Paul is too cerebral and not enough of a leader.

A couple of months ago Paul had tried to broker something of a truce by proposing the two men get a beer together but Christie, running for re-election at the time, said he was too busy.

Alternatively, Paul said Wednesday that "if there's a state fair we can go out for a fried Twinkie."

Christie - who has struggled with his weight and has been working on slimming down after lap band surgery early this year - has made a joke out of his love for confections.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Rand Paul
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. The Real Tom Paine

    So much for Southern charm.

    November 21, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  2. Winston Smith

    Wow! Wonder if he'd be insulted if someone told him they had a sure cure for ugly?

    November 21, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    "if there's a state fair we can go out for a fried Twinkie."
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    That was a low blow. But hey! Have at it. We're going to hear a bunch of fat jokes leading up to 2016. Lard butt has thick enough skin to take it.

    November 21, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  4. Brian from WY

    The blood of a freshly slaughtered lamb?

    November 21, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he's still interested in making amends with fellow possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie
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    How conservative of Paul to feel that way. First, on Election Night, Paul congratulates Christie on his re-election victory, and graciously "welcomes" Christie to the Republican Party. Now he says that he's willing to "make amends" with Christie, as if Christie has been the antagonist in the dispute. Paul is so phony that it's pathetic.

    November 21, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Poor Rant, he just "don't get no respect". Bouncing from one right wing show to another begging
    Christie for a crumb of recognition.................more pitiful by the day.

    November 21, 2013 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. Tampa Tim

    Won't someone have a beer with Rand? Plagiarism is a lonely disease.

    November 21, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  8. Pandamonius

    Rand had to take the shot. He doesn't have any friends, and doesn't take rejection well.

    November 21, 2013 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  9. Tom

    Thank God this clown went into politics and got out of the medical profession.

    November 21, 2013 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Alternatively, Paul said Wednesday that "if there's a state fair we can go out for a fried Twinkie."
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    Wow. That was a fat jab if ever I heard one.
    Very insensitive and insulting of Random Rand.
    Must be that inate Republican't disconnect with their fellow human beings that keep Rand from realizing that he is cruisin' for a bruisin'.
    What a little poop-head.

    November 21, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Thank God this clown went into politics and got out of the medical profession.
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    I know that's right!
    LMAO!

    November 21, 2013 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  12. Bill from GA

    " Rand Paul comes up with alternative to beer with Christie "

    Oh, yeah:
    Coke with Rep. Radel.

    November 21, 2013 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Rand can only be relevant through the self-invented controversies that he creates with others.
    He has no light of his own, you see.
    He can only be seen under the reflection of someone else's achievements or missteps, if he inserts himself into the picture fast enough that is.

    November 21, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  14. boon

    Have a beer with Mitch, Rand?

    November 21, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |