Dr. Connie Mariano was the doctor to President George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. She’s an accomplished woman. She recently expressed concerned about N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s weight, particularly if he were to one day become the president of the United States.
Christie’s response? He created the first “war one women” ad, should he decide to run in 2016:
“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’ll have a conversation with her about that. Until that time she should shut up.” Christie also added that the she’s “just another hack who wants to be on TV.”
Wrong, Gov. Christie. You’re a hack. A fat hack. You’re a bully whose shtick will never play outside New Jersey. And I say that as a guy whose mom is a Jersey girl, and I say that as someone who spent summer vacations as a kid playing arcade games along the boardwalk in Ocean City. I have the Italian Ice and mini-golf stories to prove it.
What kind of idiot watches Mitt Romney get pummeled by the false “war on women” narrative, and then decides the first thing he’s going to do to start the new year is to tell a highly intelligent, accomplished woman that she’s a “hack” and needs to “shut up”? The list of video and audio clips of him telling off women is already extensive, but he doesn’t need to add to it. Even worse, Dr. Mariano detailed a phone conversation she had with him shortly afterward, in which Gov. Christie essentially yelled at her until he was out of breath before hanging up. Smart move, genius.
Just as Gov. Christie has a problem with food, he also has a problem with the adulation that has come his way from liberal media outlets for lighting into the Republican Party. But just how Sen. McCain found out that it was all a ruse in 2008, Mr. Christie will be destroyed overnight by the same late-night comedians he’s yukking it up with now.
Gov. Christie has no self-control when it comes to calories. He has shown no self-discipline when it comes to exercise. Those faults also rear their ugly head every time he channels MSNBC’s resident blowhard Chris Matthews during a testy press conference or town hall meeting. He is not presidential material, he cannot at the present moment inspire the nation, and he would be crushed by Hillary Clinton in a landslide if the stars ever aligned in such a way as to pit the two of them against each other for the highest office in the land. Conservatives need to start working now to take him out of the running. A good start would be to come out in droves for the 2014 midterm elections.
With that said, I thought I would split this post into two parts. After I got home from work tonight I was thinking about Gov. Christie’s regular refrain that he’s doing his best to lose weight. Unless he has a medical issue we don’t know about, that’s bull.
Below is a video of me hoping on my rowing machine for an impromptu 1,000 meters. At almost 34 years old and with no stretching or warmup (my wife will give me a hard time about that) I knocked it out in under 4 minutes. My heart rate reached 174 beats per minute at completion. If Chris Christie only rowed 3,000 meters per week and was able to get his heart rate to a comparable training range I guarantee he would lose weight. Given where he is currently at, he could row for 4 minutes at a similar intensity and lose weight. Maybe he’d only cover 400 meters at his current level of health. So what. The point is — he isn’t doing s**t at the moment. He’s cracking jokes on David Letterman. He’s lying to himself, and people with a habit of lying to themselves will lie to you.
Note: At 5:30 minutes you will realize that I have an interesting little dwelling, which includes a Gen. Patton poster and a little pink ceiling fan at the same time. As part of the deal when I moved in to my cardboard box, I was asked not to alter what once belonged to a six-years-old little girl. I have honored that pledge. Next time someone insinuates in the comments section that I have a lot of money, remember this video.