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Chris Christie Counts 327,832 'David Letterman Fat Jokes' in Last Three Years

2:59 PM, Jul 11, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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New Jersey governor Chris Christie's office has released a chart outlining various successes over the last three years. It's being called "Christie By The Numbers: A Look Back At Everything Across Three Balanced Budgets."

The numbers are impressive: He has 125,820 Twitter followers, 60,755 followers on Facebook, been asked about a presidential/vice presidential bid too many times to count, signed 352 bills, held 88 town halls, been to 3 Bruce Springsteen concerts, and so on. 

But the two most interesting lines are these:

David Letterman Fat Jokes    327,832 


“Idiots”    2

But it's a joke (well, the David Letterman bit is). "It's not an exact number," a Christie spokesman explains in an email, "just an attempt to be funny considering the number of Letterman Christie fat jokes." (Here's more on Letterman's obsession with Christie fat jokes.)

As for the "Idiots" line in the chart, the spokesman explains: "Idiots are the two times [Governor Christie] has called someone an 'idiot' (the most recent one being from a week ago when he called a reporter an 'idiot')." Here's more on that incident.

And here's the complete chart:

YouTube Video Views    5 Million
Letters Received    421,389
David Letterman Fat Jokes    327,832
Twitter Followers    125,820
Facebook Likes    60,755
Questions About Running For President / Vice President    (Too Many
To Count)
Tweets    2,892
YouTube Videos    606
Bills Signed    352
Reporter’s Notes    346
Press Conferences    92
Town Halls    88
Bills Vetoed    39
Vetoes To Rein In Authorities    27
Appearances On “Ask The Governor”    26
New Jersey Heroes    17
Gov News Email Banners    13
Politifact Ratings Of “Pants On Fire”    4
Springsteen Concerts    3
Tax Increase Vetoes    3
Special Sessions    3
“Idiots”    2
Hurricanes    1
Tax Increases    0

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