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Tue Sep 22, 2015, 12:46 PM Sep 2015

Christie: Leader Of NJ Guard Never Told Me He Was Too Overweight To Serve!


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says he had no idea the leader of the state's national guard exceeded the military's weight requirements for years.

A Washington Post investigation published Monday into dysfunction in the ranks of the New Jersey National Guard found that its leader dodged the military's physical fitness requirements. Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael L. Cunniff was formally reprimanded by the Pentagon last year for being overweight and skipping out on fitness tests, according to documents the newspaper obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Christie: He looked slim and fit to me!
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Christie: Leader Of NJ Guard Never Told Me He Was Too Overweight To Serve! (Original Post) Human101948 Sep 2015 OP
it is all relative. hollysmom Sep 2015 #1
Especially when you have to carried in by helicopter... Human101948 Sep 2015 #4
he didn't skip out on fitness tests! he was stuck in fort lee traffic! unblock Sep 2015 #2
You just won the thread!!! madinmaryland Sep 2015 #11
I don't like Christie xmas74 Sep 2015 #3
He had his stomach stapled... Human101948 Sep 2015 #5
He needs his mouth stapled TheCowsCameHome Sep 2015 #6
I knew he had bypass. xmas74 Sep 2015 #7
He didn't do it for his health... Human101948 Sep 2015 #8
I just can't attack someone for their weight problems. xmas74 Sep 2015 #9
Yes, it's good that he did it... Human101948 Sep 2015 #10


(3,457 posts)
4. Especially when you have to carried in by helicopter...
Tue Sep 22, 2015, 12:54 PM
Sep 2015
Christie refuses to reimburse N.J. for traveling by helicopter to see son's baseball game

TRENTON — Facing broad criticism for flying by helicopter to watch his son’s high school baseball game in Bergen County, Gov. Chris Christie refused today to refund the state for Tuesday’s $2,500-an-hour flight.

"The governor does not reimburse for security and travel," a spokesman for the governor, Kevin Roberts, said in an e-mail message. "The use of air travel has been extremely limited and appropriate.


Oh yeah, and he was driven by car a few hundred yards from the helicopter to the baseball field.


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3. I don't like Christie
Tue Sep 22, 2015, 12:52 PM
Sep 2015

but he really looks much healthier in the photo. I don't have to like the man or anything he stands for to still be able to say that he did well in his weight loss.

And the Brig Gen looks out of shape. He looks like he skipped the his fitness tests. Am I making fun of his weight? No. I live in a military town and I see people every day who are considered a pound or two overweight and they get hell for it. I don't understand how he was allowed to go as far as he did for as long as he did.



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5. He had his stomach stapled...
Tue Sep 22, 2015, 12:57 PM
Sep 2015

The lack of self control is evident in how long it has taken him to get to this point. (And no I don't buy it as a "hormone problem.&quot


Notice that he had this done two years ago. He is still eating copious amounts.


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7. I knew he had bypass.
Tue Sep 22, 2015, 01:46 PM
Sep 2015

I can hate his politics and his views but give him credit for doing something for his health. I can't hate on him for that. My grandmother and grandfather were both obese. It's tough to lose weight and he deserves credit for getting the gastric bypass.

Now if only he would take his experience and be in favor of making insurance affordable for all so that others who struggle with weight like he does could have the same option.



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8. He didn't do it for his health...
Tue Sep 22, 2015, 01:55 PM
Sep 2015

He did it in anticipation of running for president.

What he really should do is get intensive psychotherapy for his anger issues which are part of why he has an eating disorder. He was not always obese as an adult.


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9. I just can't attack someone for their weight problems.
Tue Sep 22, 2015, 02:15 PM
Sep 2015

They are also in my family. Attacking him for it would be like attacking a family member. I'll find different things to attack him over instead of his weight.

And it doesn't really matter why he did the bypass. He did it. He knows what it's like to be morbidly obese and how bypass can be a lifesaver. He needs to back all insurance companies offering it as an affordable option to any member who is obese, along with counseling, nutrition and eventual reconstructive surgery. (Hanging skin from massive weight loss can cause rashes and yeast infections that don't go away. It can also impede movement, which kind of counteracts the effects of the bypass.)

He knows what it's like. I wish he could show compassion for others going through the same, even if they aren't as financially fortunate as him.



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10. Yes, it's good that he did it...
Tue Sep 22, 2015, 05:15 PM
Sep 2015

So he might be around longer for his family. But, Chris Christie is an angry, vindictive person who bullies people who get in his way. We've seen it when he attacks people who dare to question him in public settings and we've seen that he does it behind the scenes. His weight is not what I am attacking. But I really believe that he has deep seated psychological problems that manifest in his overeating.

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