Here is the video of Gov. Chris Christie’s Slow Jam the News with The Roots on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ from Weds, June 12, 2013, on the New Jersey special election for the U.S. Senate. See the full replay video and more details below.
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Watch video above. In typical ‘Slow Jam’ fashion, Gov. Christie and Jimmy Fallon traded lines — on the subject of the special election to fill the vacancy left by the recent death of longtime Sen. Frank Lautenberg — with musical underscoring of points by The Roots. Here are some of the spoken lyrics:
Gov. Christie started off with a serious, and matter-of-fact tone, explaining why he called for a special election, saying, “I had the choice to either appoint a hand-picked replacement, or let the people vote on their new senator….” and summing up by adding, “What we don’t need is another unelected politician just sitting around the Congress, whether it’s in the Senate or the House of Representatives.”
Fallon replied, “Take it from my man the Love Gov, when he sits around the House of Representatives, he really sits around the House of Representatives.” In noting that the governor was sounding “all-presidential like,” he asked, “You got something you want to announce on the show right now?”
Gov. Christie retorted: “Come on, Jimmy. Do you really think I’d come on this show to announce a presidential run?”
Fallon replied, “Say what you want, but we all know in 2016…” As he trailed off The Roots chimed in with a line from a Bruce Springsteen song: “Baby, you were born to run.”
As expected, the interplay delved into the governor’s weight. He himself set it up by saying he was “throwing his full weight” behind the decision he made over the special election. Fallon then called him “Christie cream donut” from which ensued a trade of insults ending with Christie’s bathroom scale.
Photo credit: New Jersey state government
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