Chris Christie won’t be getting that sports radio gig

When Chris Christie finally finishes his term as governor of New Jersey, a job he’s seemingly been ignoring for the past two years or so, he will not move on to a broadcasting gig at WFAN. Reports were circulating on Saturday that Christie had been turned down for the job, but the governor shot back on Sunday saying those reports were false and that he pulled himself out of contention for the job.

New York Daily News reported that executives at WFAN informed Christie — a Dallas Cowboys fan for some reason — that he wouldn’t be replacing longtime radio host Mike Francesa when he leaves in December at the end of his current contract. Christie calls that story “completely incorrect.”

“After considering the other options that I have been presented with for post-gubernatorial employment, I declined their request to do additional shows,” Christie said on Sunday. “I made station executives aware that while I would be happy to continue to fill in for Boomer when asked and when available, that they should no longer consider me as a candidate interested in any job at WFAN when I leave the governorship. I made that clear to them prior to leaving for my family vacation two weeks ago.”

This guy takes a lot of vacations.

Not saying I don’t believe him, but claiming you’ve removed yourself as a candidate when you know you have no shot at a job isn’t exactly an unheard of ploy. It’s not like the suits over at WFAN had a lot of incentive to hire the outgoing governor. Christie is historically unpopular and every show would just devolve into him yelling at “communists” who call him a fat ass.

Whoever is right here, the important thing is that Christie clearly has his mind laser-focused on doing everything he can to govern the state of New Jersey to the best of his ability.

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