Sunday, February 27, 2011

Christie defends Michelle Obama weight effort

On Face the Nation today, Chris Christie sided with Michelle Obama on her efforts to fight childhood obesity.

Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh have both ridiculed Obama for her anti-childhood obesity campaign.

BOB SCHEIFFER: What do you think about this criticism coming from the Right of Michelle Obama, because she's trying to get people to eat better?

CHRISTIE: I think it's unnecessary. I think it's a really good goal to encourage kids to eat better. You know, I've struggled with my weight for 30 years, and it's a struggle.

And if a kid can avoid that in his adult years or her adult years, more power to them. I think the first lady's speaking out well.

I mean, I don't want the government deciding what you can eat and what you can't eat. I still think that's your choice.

But I think Mrs. Obama being out there, encouraging people in a positive way to eat well and to exercise and to be healthy? I don't have a problem with that.