Christie accuses Democratic rival of mocking his weight
September 3rd, 2013
07:04 PM ET
9 years ago

Christie accuses Democratic rival of mocking his weight

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday called it “unfortunate” that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono seemed to take a jab at his weight at a recent political event.

"For me and for other folks across New Jersey, many folks who are challenged by their weight, the fact that someone running for governor would make derisively comments about someone’s physical appearance I think is really beneath the office that she’s seeking and I’m disappointed that she’s done it," Christie said at a press conference in Newark. "But she’s playing out of the Corzine Playbook in that way.”


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    Yeah, it's a tacky thing for his opponent to take a jab at this weight, but the point is he is obese and unhealthy nevertheless.

    September 3, 2013 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  2. Thomas

    It's New Jersey , if you can't take the heat , stay out of the kitchen !

    September 3, 2013 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  3. ThinkAgain

    Christie, if you can't stand the heat, stop eating in the kitchen!

    September 3, 2013 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  4. Woman In California

    He makes me sick just like all republicans, they're a nasty lot (just read what names the Obama's have been called the last five years) and no complaints. The truth is, he knows he's fat but he uses excuses because he's too lazy to really do anything about it and I have my doubt about the lap band surgery. A typical republican crybaby.

    September 3, 2013 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  5. rs

    It seems to me Republicans will attack anyone over any personal fault or defect. Remember McConnell's assertion a woman who hadn't even announced her candidacy had her medical records made public (clear HIPPA violation, BTW). Never mind all the faults they have accused the President of having.
    Christie does have a weight issue (as do many of us), he is working on it. The big man needs to get over it-that's what his party does, and that's the way politics works. He isn't THAT thin skinned.

    September 3, 2013 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  6. S. B. Stein

    But there is so much to jab at which also includes his weight. His policies are wrong now and when he first took office. People think that he is a moderate but is really an ideologue. Look at his not even considering renewing a tax on the wealthy.

    September 3, 2013 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  7. Name

    He is fat!

    September 3, 2013 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  8. Cephus

    Don't worry big guy be proud of yourself and your achievements !! Barbara no Bueno is an a ugly and angry woman!

    September 4, 2013 04:23 am at 4:23 am |
  9. The Great Pontificator

    What's wrong with mocking his weight? He's so fat, I'd mock his weight too. That weak willed fatboy!

    September 4, 2013 05:45 am at 5:45 am |
  10. Marie MD

    Sorry gov but he is NOT the only one talking about your weight. You yourself made fun of it on the Letterman show while eating a donut.
    If you didn't think your weight matter in 2016 and beyond (good luck on both and all) you wouldn't have had surgery to drop some pounds.
    Your problem is that your girth makes you look more like a bully when you confront and call somebody an idiot for asking you questions and you get mad.
    Fat or not you will not be president because we don't need the president of the US to punch Putin's lights out for real.

    September 4, 2013 06:11 am at 6:11 am |