Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chris Christie: I'm not too fat to be president

Here's a clip of Barbara Walters, asking Chris Christie the uncomfortable question in an upcoming TV special. Christie's opening line is pretty hilarious, as is Walters' concern --- which seems somewhat affected.

WALTERS: I feel very uncomfortable asking this question when I'm sitting opposite you, but you are a little overweight.

CHRISTIE: More than a little.

WALTERS: Why?

CHRISTIE: If I could figure that out, I'd fix it.

WALTERS: There are people who say you couldn't be president because you're so heavy. What do you say to them?

CHRISTIE: That's ridiculous. That's ridiculous. I don't know what the basis for that is.

WALTERS: I think they're worried about your health.

CHRISTIE: Well, I've done this job pretty well, and I think that people who've watched me in the last number of weeks during Hurricane Sandy, doing 18 hour days and getting right back up the next day and still being just as effective in the job -- so I don't really think that would be a problem.

Btw, we've been through this debate before. In 2011, Michael Kinsley wrote "He is just too fat" and that a candidate "should be judged on behavior and character, not just policies."

If so, how was Clinton qualified to be president? Clinton's marital follies certainly demonstrate worse judgment than Christie's weight, no?

Here's Christie's appearance with Walters.