Chris Christie Mad at Scottsdale Doctor Who Claims Being a Big, Fat Fatso Is Unhealthy

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Former White House doctor and current Scottsdale resident Connie Mariano went on CNN recently to explain that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's fatness is unhealthy, in her medical opinion.

Indeed, there seems to be some agreement in the medical community that being a gigantic fatso is not good for the health -- which apparently upsets Christie.

It's a popular topic on TV nowadays to discuss whether said fatso is fit to be President of the United States, and Mariano, giving the medical opinion to CNN, described Christie's fatness as "almost a like a time bomb."

It seemed like a relatively innocuous clip -- although Mariano said she's "worr[ied] about this man dying in office" -- but Christie seems a bit pissed.

According to an Associated Press report today, "The 50-year-old Republican governor said Wednesday that unless Mariano gives him a physical exam and takes his family history, 'she should shut up.'"

Christie also referred to Mariano, who worked for Bill Clinton, as a "hack."

Mariano gave the perfect response to Bloomberg, pointing out that you don't have to be a doctor to notice that he's a fatso.

If you'd like the Office of Governor Chris Christie-approved comments on his weight, that can be found below. We're still inclined to believe the Scottsdale lady.




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sarum
sarum

Fat is NOT a matter of character.  It IS an indicator of some kind of imbalance - could be nutritional defiiciency, hormonal or even hidden tumors in the "rare disorder" category.  Standard US style allopathic medicine is totally unequipped to honestly evaluate the factors creating obesity or provide any solution except for stupid things like fen fen.   Both sides have a point in this case because the issue will come up for Mr. Christie if he does choose to run and plenty of people would like to see him run.  

cugagcmu80
cugagcmu80

He says in the Bloomberg article that his wife and kids want him to lose the weight.  I wish he'd take their advice.  When I was little my mom, siblings, and I pestered my dad until he was forced to stop smoking.  We knew we'd have him around longer if he did, so Gov. Christie should take his family's concerns about his weight seriously and as a sign of how much they love him.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Hey Hendley, I bet that you wouldn't call someone who is developmentally delayed a "retard" - would you?  You probably wouldn't use a derogatory term to refer to someone who is gay or lesbian would you?  But calling someone who is overweight a "gigantic fatso" is perfectly acceptable to you?  I guess that fat people are the last group of folks that it is still political correct to make fun of. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Honey Boo Boo's Mom lost 100 lbs.  Can Crispy Critter lose 50?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

This clown should be on "The Biggest Loser", but I bet he'd be the one that hid doughnuts in his gym bag!

deathtojack
deathtojack

I was just at the Doctor on Saturday. While I am, to quote this jerk of a writer, a "fatso" weighing in at 345 my doc said my blood pressure was perfect, cholesterol was perfect and I had no sign of Diabetes. Weight does not make some one totally unhealthy. Do I need to loose some weight? Of course. But that is no reason to call names. This woman has not checked Christie out, she has no idea what his medical condition is, and thus she is not an expert on anything medical in regards to the Gov. This is a non story that this bully of a writer wanted to write so he could relive his days of making fun of the fat kid in grade school. I mean really what are you 5 years old? Seriously, you are a product of thousands of years of evolution...Or at least a college degree. ACT LIKE IT

azweasel
azweasel

three words, oink oink oink. What a lard ass.

camprrm
camprrm

By the way, it is really hard at the country level to find a difference in life expectancy at 50 (Christie's age) due to obesity.  In this chart:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK62367/table/ch3.t1/?report=objectonly

Japan has 1/15 the of the US obesity rate but life expectancy at 50 is only 2 years higher (31 more years vs. 29).  At most, we are talking about 10 years less life, which is the high edge of studies (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090319224823.htm) which would still give Christie an expected life expectancy in his early 70's.  This site pegs it at 8 years:  http://www.msrs.state.mn.us/info/Age_Cal.htmls.  But there are many other factors one could only get from a history and examination that could raise this back or lower it by just as much.  To say by looking at him he is going to drop dead in his fifties is irresponsible.

camprrm
camprrm

I seriously think you are letting your dislike for Christie affect your judgement here.  Irrespective of your opinion of Christie, it strikes me as very close to unethical for a doctor to express an opinion -- on national TV -- that a specific person may not live past the age of 58 (which is the same as saying he would die in office if he was elected next cycle as President) without having examined the person or taken his history.  This is not a casual statement -- she is saying that based on her expertise and drawing on her credibility as a former Presidential doctor, she thinks Christie is unfit for office.  Saying this without any examination or history is roughly like saying someone cheated on his taxes without even looking at that persons's tax returns.

I am sure it is better to be thin than fat.  But there is a lot of emerging science that the morbidity fears associated with obesity are overblown -- again, it is still healthier to be thin, but not so much as media mythology would make you believe.

Besides, why do I have the sneaking suspicious that if this had not been a white male Republican, our doctor friend likely would have been a bit more circumspect at throwing around medical death sentences on national TV?   Sonia Sotomayer looks a bit larger than the ideal, and life expectancy for her is more important than for the President because her job is for life.   I can't remember any public pronouncements about her body fat levels.  If George Bush's doctor had said he thought Oprah was, as you write in your headline, "a big fat fatso" who was going to keel over any day now, you would have flayed him alive.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@deathtojack Do you fit in a airplane coach seat without flowing into the seat next to you?


If not, you are FAT.  TOO FAT!

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

@camprrm I think you're full of BS. That chart demonstrates nothing of the kind. Also, you're only talking about life expectancy, and not quality of life. Porkers get diabetes more often, heart disease earlier, higher incidence of cancer, and have lousy quality of life. The doctor is correct.

deathtojack
deathtojack

@DPSnAZ @deathtojack Nope not in denial at all. If you had read my post it said "Do I need to loose some weight? Of course." That is clearly not denial.

Phyllistine
Phyllistine

@MandyMountain @camprrm Eating properly and staying active appear, from research data, to be the things that help prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. Fat people who do those things tend to wind up staying healthier but don't generally lose much weight. deathtojack is not in denial; he or she knows he or she's fat and also knows you find that repellent. What you don't know is the difference between correlation and causation, how losing and regaining weight ruins one's health compared to just staying fat and living better, and that people up to about 50 pounds over the actual average American weight (not the one that puts them at low-20s BMI) are healthier in every way than thin people.

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