Must-see morning clip: Is Chris Christie a "petty, vindictive bully"?

Jon Stewart lampoons the New Jersey governor over the ongoing "Bridgegate" fiasco

By Prachi Gupta

Published February 4, 2014 3:39PM (EST)

To America's ongoing delight, Jon Stewart lampooned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on "The Daily Show" for spectacularly mishandling his response to allegations that he closed lanes on the George Washington Bridge out of spite toward a political opponent.

Though Christie vehemently denies knowing about the lane closures, an ex-Port Authority official and former high school classmate of Christie's claims there is evidence.

Christie has responded by behaving like a "petty, vindictive bully," disassociating himself from Wildstein and assassinating his "high school character."

Clearly, Wildstein is "a conniving, unathletic, car-less masturbator," joked Stewart.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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