MSNBC Host Reports on Christie Announcement Using Only Horrible Driving Puns


vlcsnap-2015-06-30-15h46m02s383You’d think someone named Krystal Ball would be more sensitive about puns. But the MSNBC host opened The Cycle‘s coverage of Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie‘s announcement speech with a long string of painful driving puns, obviously a play on the Bridgegate scandal looming over Christie’s campaign.

Here’s an exhaustive list of the puns:

  • “Chris Christie is officially on the road to 2016. But is he crossing a bridge to nowhere?”
  • “New Jersey’s most defensive driver is trying to merge onto the fast lane to the White House.”
  • “This is not exactly the road less traveled, folks.”
  • “Chris Christie’s got a long commute ahead and hopefully there’s no lane closures.”
  • “Governor Christie drove home his message…”
  • “No GPS for this speech, people, minus a teleprompter.” [Ed: Lame. This one isn’t even a real saying.]
  • “Christie spoke for 35 minutes and he was careful not to detour off message.”
  • “He clearly wants to make sure another Democrat or maybe one of his 13 other Republican opponents doesn’t park themselves in the White House.”
  • “The road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is 231 miles from the announcement today in Livingston, New Jersey.”
  • “If the latest polling is any indication, Chris Christie already in a traffic jam.”
  • “Even if he arrived on time to the first presidential debate, it’s not clear if he’d even find a parking space on the stage.”

“Let’s shift now to MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt for reaction to the speech,” Ball finally finished over groans from her co-host Neblett.

Watch, via MSNBC:

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