Chris Christie left office yesterday, and for some, it wasn’t soon enough. The former governor went out with an abysmal approval rating, but on the upside, he walked out with two working legs. Eric Columbus, forme Obama administrator, tweeted that Christie did succeed in one area.
Christie is the first governor in decades to leave the office without broken bones.
Christine Todd Whitman broke both bones in her lower right leg while on a ski trip in Switzerland in 1999. In 2004, Jim McGreevey fell in Cape May and broke his leg, and Jim Corzine broke his leg in a car crash in 2007.
The curse skipped Christie — but former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno broke her wrist and elbow in a bicycle accident in 2014.
Because the universe is perfect, the Democrats broke their left legs, and the Republican broke her right leg. 5/— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) January 16, 2018
Before Christie, the last elected NJ governor to avoid such a mishap was Jim Florio, who left office in 1994. 6/— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) January 16, 2018
And the question immediately on everyone's mind:
Honest question: How long have you been waiting to tweet this excellent thread? Or did you just legit think of this today?— Tom Angell 🌳📰 (@tomangell) January 17, 2018
Others had nefarious theories as to why this keeps happening:
Ironic the NJ governor with the closest mafia ties is the one who doesn’t get his legs broken— Michael J. Steudeman (@mjsteudeman) January 17, 2018
Unlike his predecessors, maybe Christie was smart enough to do what the NJ mob wanted the first time they asked him?— PJ Doland (@pjdoland) January 17, 2018
Dan pointed out that Christie has broken far more than his legs:
Instead he just broke his credibility, dignity, electability, etc. a broken leg might be preferable.— Dan (@RealDanB95) January 17, 2018
But mostly Twitter users were singing the praises of the series of tweets:
With a 13% approval rating, Christie might thank his lucky stars he got out at all.