What came through from the Republican Convention was its angry tone, and no one does angry tone better than New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie, age 49, who made sneering remarks from the convention podium about the age of California’s Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who is 74.
But now Gov. Brown, who is tall, lean and fit, has returned fire against Gov. Christie — who is, um, not — by challenging him to a triathalon of sorts:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had choice words for California Governor Jerry Brown at the Republican National Convention last week, telling the crowd that “California made a bad choice by going with an old retread.”
But at a United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 meeting on Friday, Brown had a few words of his own.
“There’s nothing wrong with being a little retread. Not as much hair, I’ve slowed down a little bit,” said Brown. “But I have to tell you, I ran three miles in 29 minutes two nights ago. And I hereby challenge Governor Christie to a three-mile race, a push-up contest and a chin-up contest. Whatever he wants to bet, I have no doubt of the outcome.”
The crowd exploded with laughter and applause.