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Michael Kinsley Tackles Gov. Chris Christie Over Obesity

September 30, 2011

There is truth here from Michael Kinsley in his debut article for Bloomberg News.

Controlling what you eat and how much is not easy, and it’s harder for some people than for others. But it’s not as difficult as curing a chemical addiction. With a determined, disciplined effort, Christie could thin down, and he should –because the obesity epidemic is real and dangerous. And the president inevitably sets an example.

Unfortunately, the symbolism of Christie’s weight problem goes way past the issue of obesity itself. It is just a too-perfect symbol of our country at the moment, with appetites out of control and discipline near zilch. And it’s not just symbolism. We don’t yet know much about Chris Christie. He certainly makes all the right noises about fiscal discipline and seems to have done well so far as governor of New Jersey. Perhaps Christie is the one to help us get our national appetites under control. But it would help if he got his own under control first.

One Comment
  1. Steve Adams permalink
    September 30, 2011 4:48 PM

    I’m sure Michael Kinsley (Who is ?? a fully qualified M.D.) has a full medical history on Chris Christie so can make those profound statements regarding weight, etc. …. If that is not the case, he nees to SIT DOWN, and SHUT UP!! That would allow he who is without sin to cast the first stone !

    I just love all those know-it-all people who put their mouths in gear long before they engage their brains, and thus entertain us with their lack of knowledge, tact, or empathy. I think MK is one of them…

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