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February 09, 2013


Leave Chris Christie Alone

Michelle Cottle says too much is being made of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) weight.

"More to the point, why is Christie's fatness exponentially more problematic than, say, John Boehner's manic chain-smoking or crazy tanning fetish? And what about some of the borderline alcoholics we've watched swan about the halls of the Capitol over the years? Or, if we really want to fret over an impaired ability to govern, what about the members of Congress who cling to office until they are so senile they can barely recognize their own wives? (Lighthearted case in point: a now deceased senator once tried to compel a former colleague of mine to escort him to the bathroom because the lawmaker mistook the young reporter for his aide.) I've been in Washington going on 17 years, during which time I've dealt with more than one lawmaker unnervingly past his prime."












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