June 13th, 2014
06:32 AM ET
4 months ago

Chris Christie, Jimmy Fallon dance around testy issues

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bust a move on late night TV.

And the New Jersey Republican danced with "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon around testy issues such as the George Washington Bridge controversy, which has cast a shadow over the Republican governor and his administration, a potential run for president, his weight, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's shocking primary loss.

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  1. Rick McDaniel

    Fallon is a partisan Democrat, and that's why he should not have political figures, of any kind, on his show. He has no political neutrality.

    June 13, 2014 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  2. Tommy G

    Christie is doing great. Hillary Clinton is imploding with every passing day. I love it!!

    June 13, 2014 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  3. Malory Archer

    Rick McDaniel
    Fallon is a partisan Democrat, and that's why he should not have political figures, of any kind, on his show. He has no political neutrality.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Someone CLEARLY didn't read the article before posting.

    June 13, 2014 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  4. Marie MD

    Fallon is talented but his demeanor is way too busy. He must be ADD, ADHD, OCD and all ills that make me cringe when he gets going. It's Seems to be all about himself regardless of who is on the show. We gave him a try then he had the screecher from AK on his show and that was it for us. His sidekick is also too much to handle.
    The piece with Bilky Joel when he was writhing on the floor just did it for me. He wants attention, he can get it from so ungodly else.
    Having the NJ governor on doesn't bother me because he can lose all the weight he wants and dance 200 lbs off he still won't be prez.

    June 13, 2014 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    "You've got to speak your mind and then let people decide."

    I have no idea if this man seriously believes the BS he pushes. Either way, he's in for a rude awakening should the GOP be foolish enough to choose him as their presidential candidate.

    June 13, 2014 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  6. Chris-E...al

    Most mentally stable americans know Fallon is a dem . But he's strangely funny and never met a stranger ? Does he remind you of anyone ? Ummmm ?

    June 13, 2014 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  7. Lily

    Christie has no clue at all what he is doing. A serious leader never appeared on Shows every now and then. Is this the way he is trying to clear out the Bridgegate issue? Think again, I repeat think again Governor. You do not look good with this attempt and won't help you at all.

    June 13, 2014 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  8. Sniffit

    "Fallon is a partisan Democrat, and that's why he should not have political figures, of any kind, on his show. He has no political neutrality."

    Right...people who disagree or differ on issues should never ever speak cordially to one another or discuss their disagreements and differences of opinion. That could lead to horrible things like good faith negotiation or horror of horrors...COMPROMISE *GASP*...!!!!

    June 13, 2014 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  9. sifto

    Love the big guy..

    June 13, 2014 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  10. Silence DoGood

    @Rick McDaniel
    Fallon is a partisan Democrat, and that's why he should not have political figures, of any kind, on his show. He has no political neutrality.
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    Unlike Hannity, Beck, Rush, O'Reilly and the guests on their shows, right?
    Don't you think a talk show should have the freedom to have whomever they want and ask whatever they want?
    Let's spread the freedom around.

    June 13, 2014 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  11. smith1

    tommy g does not live on the same planet as the rest of us. Christy is still trying to explain the bridge and as far a jumping around maybe he should try jumping off. I can see him a president now intimidating world leaders and bullying his way around. GOP Has nothing .

    June 13, 2014 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  12. GonzoinHouston

    All Christie was trying to do was show that he has a sense of humor. He did, and he does. You are never going to get anything of political substance when a politician goes on a late-night talk show.

    June 13, 2014 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  13. Lizzie

    Silence.....
    Unlike Hannity, Beck, Rush, O'Reilly and the guests on their shows, right?
    If you would not have those you mentioned what would you have. Bill O'Reilly has been invited to every function at this WH, can't say that for Chris Matthews (tingles run up my leg) or Rachel Maddow

    June 13, 2014 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  14. Silence DoGood

    @Tommy G
    Christie is doing great. Hillary Clinton is imploding with every passing day. I love it!!
    -----------–
    Only the Conspiracy Theories are imploding.
    Obama survived Birthers, secret-Muslim, gun-impounding, secret-gay-parties, death-panels, etc.
    Clinton will survive the current wave of nonsense as well.

    June 13, 2014 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  15. Chris-E...al

    Dems cant even turn the illegals back and want ! Send troops and tell them illegals to go back home while troops build a fence even if its just 8 foot a day . Anything will help .

    June 13, 2014 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  16. Sniffit

    "Dems cant even turn the illegals back and want ! Send troops and tell them illegals to go back home while troops build a fence even if its just 8 foot a day . Anything will help ."

    Border = 1,954 miles. 8 feet per day is 1 mile every 660 days...about 1.81 years. Your masterful border security plan would take 3,536.74 years to complete. /golfclaps for conservative extremism

    June 13, 2014 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  17. Hector Slagg

    Whazzat?
    Dancing around the issues? That is what Obama is doing. Unfortunately he is like a Cat on a hot Tin Roof. He doesn't know where to step next.

    June 13, 2014 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  18. Marie MD

    @chris-E, that's "tell those illegals"
    I think our troops have better things to do though but you are also talking about building a fence on the Canadian border and our airports for those white folks who come from Europe and stay, right?

    June 13, 2014 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  19. Thomas

    @Rick McDaniel
    Fallon is a partisan Democrat, and that's why he should not have political figures, of any kind, on his show. He has no political neutrality.
    ====

    You right , it's not fare to Bill O'Reilly or "Jerry" Springer .

    June 13, 2014 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  20. TONE

    Tommy G

    Christie is doing great. Hillary Clinton is imploding with every passing day. I love it!!

    Do you mean he is getting more crispy with burnings as the fire over bridge gate is getting hotter the feds got Christie on a grill, and by the way Hillary is not imploding she is making all the factions of the conservative movement heads explode.

    June 13, 2014 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  21. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Whatever happened to repealing Obamacare?? Oh yeah Benghazi...

    #5minutestoBenghazi

    June 13, 2014 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  22. Silence DoGood

    @Sniffit
    "Dems cant even turn the illegals back and want ! Send troops and tell them illegals to go back home while troops build a fence even if its just 8 foot a day . Anything will help ."

    Border = 1,954 miles. 8 feet per day is 1 mile every 660 days...about 1.81 years. Your masterful border security plan would take 3,536.74 years to complete. /golfclaps for conservative extremism
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    But if the radical right says it with leisure-suit preacher delivery, there will always be a cult following.
    No surprise they are often science-deniers as well.
    The rest of us need to look to the future.

    June 13, 2014 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |