Public Service Announcement: Christie No Longer Okay With Fat Jokes

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie outlines plans for a special election to be held to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), who died yesterday, on June 4, 2013 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey. Christie did not disclose who would fill the vacant seat until the election scheduled for October 16, 2013. Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Though Chris Christie has been slimming down recently, fat jokes are still a key part of his shtick. That may be why his Democratic opponent State Sen. Barbara Buono thought it was acceptable to quip, "I don't know about you, but seeing Chris Christie frolicking on the beach is not going to drive me to go to the shore," in reference to New Jersey's tourism ads. "I'm very disappointed that she decided to go down that road, for me and for other folks across New Jersey, many folks, who are challenged by their weight," Christie responded. "The fact that someone running for governor would make derisive comments about someone's physical appearance is really beneath the office she's seeking." Late-night comedians can breathe easy, as it appears Christie's new opposition to fat jokes only applies to people running against him.