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Booker, Christie Ham It Up for Video

Mayor and governor have fun with their images

Just because they're the state's two most prominent politicians doesn't mean they don't have a sense of humor.

The office of Gov. Chris Christie yesterday released a lighthearted video co-starring Newark Mayor Cory Booker as a peripatetic go-to guy, riffing off his now national-scale image as a man of action following his  from a burning building several weeks ago.

As the Democratic mayor of the state's largest city is depicted doing everything from coming up with a spare guitar for Bruce Springsteen to catching a falling baby, a faux-frustrated Christie hisses "Booker!"

The video was produced for the New Jersey Press Association's Legislative Correspondent's Club show.

Click on the video above to see the Cory and Chris show.

Tricia Maguire May 17, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Isn't Sunday double time Wayne?
Nose Wayne May 18, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Tricia, Yes Sunday is Double time. Probabily filmed on a Sunday. Getting the best for your buck!
Richard A. Dickon May 19, 2012 at 08:52 PM
This is just FUNNY! If it has any effect on greater cooperation, that would be great. But as a lifelong Jersey guy, you have to laugh sometimes! Great job, Paul
Milly Bays May 19, 2012 at 09:25 PM
The New Jersey Press Association's Legislative Correspondent's Club is the joke. All they do is kiss New Jersey's politicians butts in order to get access to them and interviews. Fools!
Milly Bays May 19, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Bring in the clowns! [Correction to above: The circus has never LEFT the Garden State!] If you gonna be a clown promoter, then do it right.
Milly Bays May 19, 2012 at 09:30 PM
I agree; however, most politicians have trouble telling the truth. Did you notice three days after the rescue his pants were on fire! [Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!]
Milly Bays May 19, 2012 at 09:31 PM
No Mom, he truly meant "act" because he is one great big actor and all the world (at least in Newark) is a stage.
Milly Bays May 19, 2012 at 09:32 PM
What happens if a person doesn't have a "day job"?
Milly Bays May 19, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Never on a Sunday.
Milly Bays May 19, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Laughter is the best medicine and remember if it wasn't for alcohol three-quarters of the people in New Jersey would have no sex life whatsoever.
Richard A. Dickon May 20, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Interesting dialogue folks.
William Mays May 20, 2012 at 05:44 AM
Whats wrong with going to Harvard? Is he too smart for you?
wendyo May 20, 2012 at 09:51 AM
Fenders, Easy fella. Politicians are in the business of attention getting. It's how they get things done.
wendyo May 20, 2012 at 09:54 AM
Politics is about relationships. This is about two politicians trying to get along. Lighten up. Are you not tired of only negative stuff being aired"
wendyo May 20, 2012 at 09:58 AM
Hey look. The fact is that too many politicians talk big. But we know that when it comes down to it, they sell their own mothers to save their skin. I don't see Booker as that kind of guy. In fact his actions where courageous and show the exact opposite of the typical politician.
wendyo May 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Example: Remember this courageous President? "I did not have sex with that woman".
wendyo May 20, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Mom, How about this: Because they are not manly? They are soft and delicate. Not scrappy and usually let others do the hard work. They don't shake your hands firmly. They sit in plushy desks and give out orders that put men in harms way. They quickly take the credit when the hard work is done by real men and women.
wendyo May 20, 2012 at 10:11 AM
There is nothing wrong with Harvard if you can get in.
Prentiss Gray May 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM
This is just an "image softener" for Christie. While his gruff, barking manner has kind of grown on me, I doubt it would do him much good on the national stage. As to his performance against Joe Biden in a VP debate, I seriously doubt he would do well at all. Biden is a seasoned professional, who always comes of as a nice friendly sensible guy, even to those who vehemently disagree with him. Biden has years and years of national and international experience, how would Christie match that? However, are we thinking that Romney would tap Christie for VP? I doubt Christie would go for that.
Nose Wayne May 21, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Christie is also a seasoned professional. I bet he spent more time in a helicopter than Biden.
MYDAMNRENTISTOOHIGH May 24, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Come on guys. Lighten up and just enjoy it. Meanwhile, back at the ranch. President Obama goes after Romney for being a successful investor in Bains Capital. The top of hypocrisy. Am I supposed to be so dense that I forgot that Previous Democratic Governor Corzine swindled his investors FOR BILLIONS? Obama had to save America with a several TRILLION dollars that went to every major bank in the US and possibly abroad? I am still waiting for somebody to repair the pothole in front of my house? The families that were flooded out last year near the Mahwah and Ramapo Rivers are still waiting for their stimulus. The Paterson slums are still there. Now I know he has seen these slums. He was there when the Passaic River flooded. By the way that is still a mess also. With all this green energy investments going to companies that seem to disappear over night, you would think by electric bill would go down a few cents instead of going up several hundred dollars. MY DAMN RENT IS TOO HIGH! What's up with all that?
William Mays May 24, 2012 at 01:11 AM
So, you want Obama to get your pothole fixed? He can't just flick a switch and get rid of the the slums.
BobStein May 24, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Billy, With a trillion dollars you can make an entire country out of nothing. With ten trillion you could make that same country disappear. Don't tell me he cannot fix my pothole.
Joseph Keyes May 24, 2012 at 02:27 PM
That was great!
William Mays May 24, 2012 at 07:17 PM
I'm trying to point out the fact that Obama can't just come to your street and fix your pothole, thats something you should take up. I've had potholes on my street before, I called my Assemblywoman and the next day they had trucks fixing up the potholes.
Crafty Spiker May 24, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Thanks for the laugh ...
derek May 25, 2012 at 06:38 PM
yeah. like bush did to iraq.
derek May 25, 2012 at 06:39 PM
seriously, the stimulus was ALL Obama's idea???? really? where do most of you people get your facts from? besides, it's done, it's over...kinda like what the people who got us into Iraq for no good reason said once we demolished it......scam. Get your facts straight and come out of the pot hole that's in front(?) of your house.
derek May 26, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Under President Obama, America's seen the slowest increase in federal spending in decades. And the President has a balanced plan that would reduce the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years. Share this chart to get the facts out. (via MarketWatch): Reagan 82-85: 8.7 t " 86-89: 4.9 Bush1 90-93 5.4 Clinton 94-97: 3.2 " 98-01: 3.9 BushII 02-05: 7.3 Bush II 06-09 8.1* (stimulus passed onto Obama in 09) Obama: 10-13: 1.4 Source: Haver Analytics....so please, have your facts about who spent what, where.
Mildred Bayes June 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Good one Bob S.

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