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Family Guy’s Peter Griffin as Chris Christie

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's bridge problems have been poked, prodded, analyzed and satirized to death -- or damn close. But, this latest one -- part of a campaign to convince Emmy voters to choose "Family Guy" as the best animated program -- may top everything that's come before it.

That's Peter Griffin, head of the Rhode Island-based comic family, pictured as Christie -- threatening Emmy voters to choose the show (or else).  It invokes the now-infamous quote via Christie deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly that " it's time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee", a seemingly blatant act of payback for a political foe.  (Brentwood is an wealthy Los Angeles suburb.)

As NJ.com senior political reporter Darryl Isherwood wrote: "The scandal has been no joke in New Jersey as it has cost at least five people, including Kelly and Wildstein, their jobs. Christie fired Kelly once the email surfaced and Wildstein resigned his post in December.  Former Port Authority Executive Director Bill Baroni and Port Authority Chairman David Samson also have resigned from the agency, while the governor cut ties with his former campaign manager, Bill Stepien."

On a related-ish note, Peter Griffin joined Instagram this week.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.

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