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Speaking to the California caucus at the GOP convention, New Jersey's loathsome, arrogant Governor Christie called my Governor an "old retread."

"Jerry Brown. Jerry Brown?" Christie huffed through his own spray of dissolved high-fructose corn syrup, partially digested bacon fat and burnt coffee. "I mean, he won the New Jersey presidential primary when I was fourteen years old!!!!"

Video embedded mercifully starts at the moment of his comment in the interests of brevity.

Today Brown, speaking before United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 in Los Angeles, challenged Christie to an athletic competition, something the fit Governor would certainly win. "There's nothing wrong with being a little retread," the 74-year-old, third-term governor said. "Not as much hair, I'm slowed down a little bit. But I have to tell you, I ran three miles in 29 minutes two nights ago ... and I hereby challenge Gov. Christie to a three-mile race, a pushup contest and a chin-up contest. And whatever he wants to bet, I have no doubt of the outcome."

Governor Brown also said, ""I may know a hell of a lot more than you, because when you were 14, I was passing the farm labor bill, I was passing worker protections in California."

Brown said Christie's attack was "the first time I've ever been attacked at a convention, so I feel that I've finally come into my own, that I'm being attacked by the Republicans."

I sure hope Jerry Brown has a speaking spot at the convention!

6:48 PM PT: Made the rec list? Thank you, thank you.

Originally posted to Crider on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 05:48 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics and Dream Menders.

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