longertweets asks: I don't see a problem with the ladies of The View criticizing Chris Christie for being fat. I think in this day and age if you can expect your leader to be morally righteous, by not being involved in extramarital affairs, the least you can do is expect them to be healthy. I don't know why the media has not made more of an issue about his weight. Everyone can point out that people are too young, too old, too much of a woman to run for office but it's taboo to say someone's too fat to run?
» SFB says: Chris Christie’s weight isn’t his politics. End of story. Sure, he could be healthier, but we should be accepting of people different from us. (And who claims people are “too much of a woman”? Age arguments are slightly more understandable, but kind of in the same boat.) It’s a cop-out when there are more important issues. There are so many better reasons to criticize him than for his weight, and if it were any other job in the country where mental agility was the key requirement, precluding someone from this job for this reason would be discriminatory. If that’s what we focus on as a society, we’re a terrible society. — Ernie @ SFB
I’m sure that he’s not going to run. If he’s lying to me, I’ll be as stunned as I’ve ever been in my life.Todd Christie, brother of NJ governor Chris • Making it clear that he doesn’t think his brother will jump into the 2012 GOP presidential race, and making it seem rather definitive. It’s worth mentioning that Christie has long maintained he isn’t going to run, but the hyper-reactivity of the media to last week’s debate has seemed to dictate that the GOP field needs a new voice (and one moderate enough to be electable). source (via • follow)