You'd have to be in a fairly high state of denial not to see that this is a cover intending to make a guy look like a mob boss.
Time is playing off Gov. Chris Christie's love of Bruce Springsteen, and he is the boss of New Jersey, but the giveaway is the mugshot-like image.
Christie isn't happy and anytime Christie isn't happy, entertainment follows:
"If his kids don't recognize him as the boss then he has more problems then he realizes. But I think he's having some fun with it. We had some fun with it," Time's managing editor responded.
Fun. Like Time had with the O.J. Simpson cover years ago.
Remember Sarah Palin's cover on Newsweek a few years ago too?
I didn't make that association. But I would point out he made a mob joke when he was here in 2010. I think mob jokes are OK.
Kevin Watterson question... a joke about the mob, or did he joke the New Jersey (or himself) is associated with the mob? (big difference)
Not that is at all what I thought of when I saw this, I would have never made a mob association.
Disagree. If Christie didn't look Italian, the connection wouldn't be there. You could take a million pictures of me and you'd never come up with one that would make my Norwegian-American face look like that of a Mafioso.
Christie's just mad because if left up to him the picture would have shown him smiling while hugging a little kid with puppies playing by their feet.
New Jersey joke.