Governor Jersey Shore: A Character In The Drama He Has Condemned

Mashup, and Chris Christie totally deserves it. – promoted by Rosi

By now you’ve probably seen video of the Governor yelling at some random person on the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights who had the nerve to disagree with him. Brian Donohue at the Star Ledger expands on the similarities between the Governor’s latest outburst and the Jersey Shore crew he is so fond of trashing:

When I saw the video of the incident, four words immediately came to mind: “Come at me, bro.”

That was the now famous phrase shouted by Ronnie Magro-Ortiz of MTV’s Jersey Shore reality show as he taunted a heckler on the same boardwalk before beating him silly in the show’s first season.

The visual similarities in the two videos is striking. Christie’s “you’re a real big shot..keep walking away” taunt was one step short of Ronnie’s “Come at me, bro,” a phrase that now emblazons t-shirts sold and worn up and down the boardwalk.

It was inescapable what had just happened.

He includes links to video of Christie and Ronnie, suggesting you watch both videos at the same time and then reaches this conclusion:

In the mind’s eye, Christie had suddenly become a character in the same trashy drama, played out on the very same stage, we’ve all been forced to endure for a few years now, and which he himself has condemned. You almost expected the camera to cut to a shot of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, eyes bulging as he answers the duck phone, blurting “The Governor did WHAT?”

And then there’s this video, which splices it all together to show you just how close the behavior really is:

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