A blossoming feud between California Gov.
The spat began on the first day of the Republican National Convention in
In Los Angeles last Thursday, Brown fired back at Christie during a speech at an organized labor gathering. The veteran Democrat said age may have left him with a lot less hair, but the years had provided plenty of experience and knowledge that Christie may lack.
"Because when you were 14," Brown said to his new rival, "I was passing the farm labor bill. I was passing worker protections in California."
Brown then challenged the famously rotund New Jersey chief executive to a three-mile run, a push-up contest and a chin-up contest. With the negative implication about Christie's excessive weight abundantly clear, Brown said he would take any bet on the challenge, adding, "I have no doubt of the outcome."
It would be great to see this cross-country smack down go on for a few more rounds. Christie should take Brown’s fitness challenge on the condition that Brown agree to a rematch on more favorable turf – say a fritter eating contest at a Trenton donut shop. Brown would easily whip Christie in a foot race and managing even one pull-up seems an unlikely feat for the biggest Republican since