Chris Christie Thinks Rick Perry is Wrong, Like Everybody Else in the World (Except Rick Santorum)

The embattled New Jersey governor behind Bridgegate displayed some good common sense Friday, when he told reporters that, no, being gay actually isn't like alcoholism. Gov. Chris Christie criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry's now-infamous analogy during a campaign trip in San Francisco, California. Clearly not everyone agreed, though — soon after, another potential 2016 presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, said he thought Perry's comments were "accurate." God help us all.

Christie — who, before becoming the poster child for traffic jams, was one of the few governors to have signed a law banning gay conversion therapy — spoke during a campaign event Friday for Republican candidate San Neel Kashkari, saying he didn't agree with Perry's statements regarding homosexuality. (A refresher, in case you need one: “I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.” Yikes.)

Said Christie to reporters: "I'll just say that I disagree with him. And I don't believe that's an apt analogy and not one that should be made, because I think it's wrong. Every governor has to speak for himself on these issues, and I've just spoken mine." Kashkari, who has supported gay marriage in the past, also took the opportunity to criticize the Texas governor. "Somebody's sexual orientation is nothing to be 'treated,'" he said to journalists."We are who we are."

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Before you start believing that politicians really do have brains after all, though, bear in mind that not everyone disagreed with Christie's potential 2016 presidential primary opponent. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum (who happens to be yet another possible 2016 presidential candidate) defended Perry during an interview with USA Today's Capital Download Friday. When asked whether he agreed with Perry, Santorum said:“I think anybody's behavior is a choice. Behavior is a choice.”

He added: “I think doing analogies and comparisons can be very dicey and tricky affairs because people get very upset when you do them. … I think the point that Governor Perry was making, which is any type of behavioral action is a choice, is an accurate depiction.”Maybe next time, Perry will choose not to attempt a "tricky" comparison.