That sage of snark Bill Maher just professed a kind of qualified love for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie by calling him a "brand of prick" that's "kind of refreshing."
In an online post reported
, the comedian exalts plain-talking politicians not corrupted by sanitizing consultants. The figure best exemplifying that kind of brash truth-telling, at least currently says Maher, is Chris Christie.
"Say what you will about Chris Christie, but the man is the most candid politician on the national stage today [for better or worse
]," Maher writes. "He's not afraid to have enemies."
Of course Maher himself knows something about being candid, and in ways that'd cost him dearly if he'd chosen a career in politics (or at least elected
politics). In 2002, Maher was fired from ABC for saying
that while the perpetrators of 9/11 were a lot of things, they weren't cowardly: "We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away."