Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a recent New Jersey bill that would outlaw small pig gestation crates is creating quite a stir. Jon Stewart took a moment on "The Daily Show" to explain the faulty reasoning behind the bill's failure while delivering some choice barbs for Christie.
The bill in question was meant to address the state's use of pig crates, which are too small and don't allow the animal to turn around. According to Stewart, the bill was favored by 93% of New Jersey residents, and had received little to no opposition. On Nov. 28, however, Christie vetoed the bill, citing the bill's "partisan politics."
This was understandably baffling considering that the majority of the New Jersey legislature voted in favor of the bill. "The bill passed the New Jersey State Assembly 53 to 13 [and] The New Jersey State Senate 32 to 1," shouted an incredulous Stewart. "When did the threshold for nonpartisan become UNANIMOUS?"
It was fairly clear that the real motive behind Christie's decision was a possible run for presidency in 2016.