EDISON - An article taking jabs at Gov. Chris Christie's weight is earning him supporters from across the aisle.

The New York Post published an article calling Gov. Chris Christie 'The Whale at the Wall.' It ran alongside a picture of the governor at the Western Wall in Israel.

Former Gov. Richard Codey, who has a longstanding political feud with Christie, says the paper crossed the line.

Codey tells News 12 New Jersey, "He's a man I don't necessarily get along with, but I respect the office and I certainly respect that site. I think the New York Post owes the governor and the people of New Jersey an apology for that headline because it was just outright disgraceful."

The governor says the comments are a distraction and says, "It is just unfourtunate The Post decided to go there." Christie also thanked Cody for his support.