Former White House MD To Chris Christie: Lose Weight Or Die in Office
"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie responded angrily on Wednesday to a former White House physician's comment that he could die in office if he does not lose weight, calling the doctor a 'hack' for offering advice without examining him.
Connie Mariano, a doctor in the White House medical unit from 1992 to 2001, said in an interview on CNN that Christie, a blunt-spoken Republican who is seen as a strong contender if he decides to run for president in 2016, risks a heart attack or a stroke if he does not slim down." Reuters
You don't need to be a rocket scientist, the Surgeon General or a former White House physician to discern that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is so morbidly obese that he could die of a heart attack at any moment.
Thank goodness Dr. Mariano has the boldness to speak truth to power; instead of getting his panties in a twist Christie should thank the good doctor for her stern warning.
Christie responded to Dr. Mariano's warning with this bloviating statement:
"I find it fascinating that a doctor in Arizona, who has never met me, never examined me, never reviewed my medical history or records, knows nothing about my family history, and could make a diagnosis from 2,400 miles away. She must be a genius. My children saw that."
Dr. Mariano may or may not be a genius, but she realizes that a man who must weigh at least 400 pounds is in dire danger of a heart attack or a stroke.
I'm glad that Christie's children heard Dr. Mariano's warning, maybe they will get on their dad to lose a couple of hundred pounds.
My advice for Governor Christie:
2016 is four years away, if you are serious about running for president you have four years to lose some damn weight. Nobody in his right mind would vote for a Republican candidate who bears a striking resemblance to the GOP elephant logo.
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