He’s a natural.
That is the only conclusion which can be drawn from this exchange between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and a sports radio caller Monday.
In a heated exchange on WFAN, Christie mixed it up with “Mike from Montclair,” a frequent caller to the station. Mike brought the heat right out of the box, and it resulted in 90 seconds of sports radio gold.
“Governor, next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat ass in a car and go to one that’s open to all your constituents,” Mike said.
“Interesting, Mike,” Christie said.
“What’s that, Gov?!” Mike fired back.
“You know, Mike,” Christie said. “I love getting calls from communists in Montclair.”
“You’re a bully, Governor!” Mike said. “And I don’t like bullies!”
“You’re swearing on the air, Mike. You’re a bum!” Christie said to his constituent.
Christie is auditioning for the afternoon drive time slot on WFAN, a spot held down for nearly the past three decades by sports radio icon Mike Francesa. A few more exchanges like this — and make no mistake, exchanges like this are the essence of sports talk radio — and he figures to be a shoo-in.
Listen above, via YouTube and WFAN.
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