Yeah, when I saw the Tweet of the post this morning that the New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie agrees with Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo 98 per cent of the time, I didn’t believe it.
Christie is a RINO like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jeb Bush but NOT a 98 per center.
As you can guess, I won’t be supporting Christie for ANYTHING beyond his re-election as Governor of New Jersey.
Well, the Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, phoned Dr. Connie Mariano and pretty much told her off.
The public conversation has been something like this.
“I worry that [Gov. Christie] may have a heart attack, he may have a stroke,” Mariano told CNN earlier this week. “It’s almost like a time bomb waiting to happen unless he addresses those issues before running for office.”
Christie did not take the criticism well, firing back at the doctor from a news conference he held in New Jersey.
“If she wants to get on a plane and come here to New Jersey and ask me if she wants to examine me and review my medical history I will have a conversation with her about that,” Christie said. “Until that time she should shut up.”
“She must be a genius,” the Republican governor continued sarcastically. “She should probably be the surgeon general of the United States, I suspect, because she must be a genius. I think this is – listen, this is just another hack who wants five minutes on TV.”
After these comments, Mariano said Christie called her and yelled at her.
“It was essentially the tone of the press conference only louder,” she said. “It was hard to get anything across.”
“I don’t think he realized who he was talking to,” Mariano told 3TV, adding that it’s common for medical experts to weigh in on the health concerns of potential presidential candidates. “I think I’m qualified to make a comment.”
And, so does the good doctor still think that Chris Christie is a Presidential contender?
I would say that would be a NO.
Ironically, Mariano has been a Christie supporter and identifies herself as a Republican. However, she said her future support for a potential Christie run in 2016 is damaged.
“The way he acted lately I don’t think so. He wasn’t very nice to me,” she said. “Politically if this is the way [he handles] stress… is this presidential? I’ll have to think about that. Is this a presidential way to behave? C’mon.”
Americans don’t like a BULLY and certainly one that controls the White House. The damage that Christie has done to any future national run for office is probably more fatal than his obesity.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is lashing out at a former White House doctor who said she worries about the governor dying in office because he is so heavy.
Former White House physician Connie Mariano made the comment in an interview with CNN. The Scottsdale, Ariz., doctor says she’d like to see Christie run for president in 2016 but that he needs to lose weight. She worries he could have a heart attack or stroke.
The 50-year-old Republican governor said Wednesday that unless Mariano gives him a physical exam and takes his family history, “she should shut up.”
Christie joked about his weight this week with David Letterman.
Governor Christie should worry less about what others are saying and take a walk to the gym.
While we understand Christie’s frustration and escalation in what is obviously a personal vendetta between the two men, as so often happens, much was left unsaid. For example the fact that the proposed bill was also chock full of pork spending such as:
$150 million in funding for fisheries in Alaska,
$5.3 billion to the Army corps of engineers,
$56.8 million for charting the debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami,
$100 million for the federal Head Start day care program,
$20 million for a nationwide “water resources priorities study”,