RUSH: Let’s go to New Jersey very quickly with the audio sound bite here before we have to take a break. This is Imus on the Fox Business Channel yesterday morning. He had the candidate Chris Christie, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New Jersey. Imus said to him, ‘How fat are you?’ Because Corzine had been running little ads here implying that Christie is a fat slob. Sort of like what Obama has been saying about Creigh Deeds, unkempt, tie is askew, doesn’t always comb his hair, looks like a slob but, boy, he’s a fighter, he’s a fighter. So Imus says, ‘Well, how fat are you, Chris?’
CHRISTIE: I’m pretty fat, Don.
IMUS: How tall are you?
CHRISTIE: I’m 5’11’.
IMUS: And you weigh?
CHRISTIE: 550 pounds. (laughter.)
IMUS: How do you feel, Chris, when Corzine started running those ads, which everybody made note of, the New York Times, that it was a new low. What was your reaction?
CHRISTIE: My reaction was it’s just silly. You know, it’s beneath the office he holds, and my other reaction was, hey, listen, if you’re going to do it at least man up and say I’m fat. You know, then afterwards he wusses out and says, oh, no, no, no, I didn’t mean that. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Man up. If you say I’m fat, I’m fat, let’s go, let’s talk about it.
RUSH: Now, this race is a statistical dead heat, too, in New Jersey.