Gov. Christie vs. Cory Booker in Seinfeld-like video spoof (+video)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker release video spoof of Seinfeld-Newman rivalry. A new poll shows Gov. Christie wouldn't be happy as vice president.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the mayor of New Jersey's largest city are channeling the Seinfeld-Newman rivalry in a video parody that spoofs the mayor's heroics and Christie's vice presidential potential.Skip to next paragraph
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The Republican governor finds himself thwarted at do-gooding by Newark Mayor Cory Booker. The Democrat rescued a neighbor from a fire last month.
Booker tells Christie "I got this" as he fixes the governor's flat tire, helps Bruce Springsteen replace a missing guitar and Tebows after catching a baby dropped from a state Capitol balcony before Christie's eyes.
Each time, Christie grits his teeth and says "Booker!"
Booker is then shown on a phone telling Mitt Romney he wouldn't make a good running mate. Christie grabs the receiver, saying: "Excuse me mayor, I got this."
The video played at Tuesday's New Jersey Press Association's Legislative Correspondents Club show.
Gov. Christie would not be satisfied "playing second fiddle" as vice president, New Jersey voters say 52 - 36 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. The only people who think the governor would be satisfied are Republicans, 49 - 39 percent. All other political, gender and regional groups say he would not be satisfied.