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Last night Barbara Walters interviewed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Walters asked him if his weight would disqualify him for being the president. Christie said “that’s ridiculous”, but is this wishful thinking on his part? Christie is not pleasantly plump, fluffy, thick or slightly overweight. In a word he is obese. Like it or not we do not live in a fat friendly culture. When the CBS show Mike and Molly first launched a no name blogger wrote that she did not want to see the love story of two fat people. She was crucified and today many people are criticizing Walters for asking the question, but what was she supposed to do? Ignore the elephant in the room? It is interesting to watch people come to the defense of high profile obese people, but these same people don’t seem to show this kind of sympathy or understanding to the obese people they encounter in their everyday life. A friend of mine who is obese once told me that fat people are the only people that you can make a joke about without any repercussions. I never thought of that, but it is true. We don’t respect fat people. Too many of us look at a fat person and we make a lot of assumptions. They are lazy, they don’t care how they look, they eat all the time. None of these assumptions are based on facts. We are an image obsessed nation. Name one overweight news anchor or an overweight presidential press secretary (current or former), you can’t name one because there are none. So the reality is if Christie wants to occupy the Oval Office in 2016 he needs to start changing a lot of things, and one of them is his diet.
Chris Christie is getting flak from the right regarding his compliments to the president regarding Hurricane Sandy. In this highly partisan era it is political death to compliment someone from the opposing party. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch tweeted to Christie that he needs to affirm his support. Christie probably is too busy to respond to this trivia, but the question is will Christie’s actions have long term detrimental effects on Christie’s future political aspirations?
Is it fair to take potshots at Chris Christie regarding his Size? check out David Letterman’s clip on the link and share your thoughts.
When they talk about the Mitt Romney short list for vp sometimes Chris Christie’s name comes up, but not much lately. Wonder why? Could it be that he calls people stupid and idiot. Is this straight talk or simply straight up rude? Can you imagine a black politician acting like Christie and simply being viewed as passionate. No a black politicain would have been labeled as an “angry black man”, and he would not be on anyone’s short list for anything. Christie once said when he was asked about the show Jersey Shore that the cast were not from his state, he did not want to be connected to this group’s bad behavior, but it seems they might not want to be identified with the governor either.
Governor Christie acts and talks like a bully. Is this just his in your face style or is this just plain rude? Share your thoughts.
I ran across this story a few minutes ago. Governor Chris Christie is visiting Israel and the Wailing Wall. Thus the headline Whale at the Wall. The sub head takes the critique a little further “Christie weighs in at holy Israel site.” We know Christie is big, but is this really necessary or is this simply cruel. You might not agree with him politically as a matter of fact i think he can often be a bully but it this a little over the top? Tell me what you think.
Chris Christie is the one that got away. You hear GOP pundits wax poetic about this guy. If only he had run for president everything would be so different, but it seems like Christie has a pretty short fuse and he also does not mind doing a little name calling. Watch the clip and tell me if you could see him in the oval office.
Morning Joe facilitated a lively exchange this morning between Gov. Chris Christie and openly gay Washington Post editorial writer, Jonathan Capehart. Christie recently vetoed a gay marriage bill and said the gay marriage issue should be decided by the voters not the legislature. However, he did say he supports civil unions. Capehart challenged him and said that he views gay rights as civil rights. Even when Joe Scarborough brought up imagery of the deep south with the water hoses, Bull Connor, church bombings Capehart stood by his contention that gay rights was akin to civil rights. Christie said that he has the same position as President Obama, but he is criticized, but the president is celebrated. Capehart countered by saying the president’s position is “evolving”. Is this a word game or does Christie have a point? Read the link and watch the clip, and tell me what you think.