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Jersey strong governor has soft spot

Christie didn't push for Barchi's ouster -- and another Rutgers mockery ensued

Updated: May 27, 2013, 10:36 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

As governor, Chris Christie was not about to let New Jersey be defined by the jokes forever told at its expense, the jokes about exits and accents and crime families run amok. If you were laughing at his state, or even at his weight, Christie would either stare you down or disarm you. Or both.

That's why he pulled a doughnut from his pocket on David Letterman's show and wolfed it down mid-interview. If Letterman wanted to entertain America by using the governor's girth as his punch ...

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