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Christie Shrugs Off Kimmel's Fat Jokes

Monday, April 30, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Governor Chris Christie says having a sexy television star seated beside him made it easier to absorb the fat jokes Jimmy Kimmel made at his expense during the White House Correspondents' Club dinner.

Christie told reporters Monday that "when you have (Sophia Vergara) next to you to console you, let me tell you, you don't care what the heck Jimmy Kimmel is saying about you."

Kimmel made three jokes about the overweight governor during a monologue Saturday night that also cracked on President Barack Obama's thin physique. He suggested Christie misunderstood his state's slogan, saying: "It's not the Olive Garden State."

Christie showed he gets it, noting that "the minute he started joking about the president being too thin, I figured I was in the zone of danger."

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