Christie Calls Doctor Who Criticized Weight A ‘Hack’ Who Should ‘Shut Up’ February 7, 2013  8:10 am

christieThe subject of Chris Christie’s weight is in the headlines once again, but this time, the New Jersey governor wasn’t poking fun at himself and playing along.

Christie let former White House doctor Connie Mariano have it after she went on CNN and said, “I’m a physician more than a Democrat or Republican, and I worry about this man dying in office.”

“A doctor in Arizona, who’s never met me, never examined me, never reviewed my medical history or records, knows nothing about my family history, could make a diagnosis from 2,400 miles away, she must be a genius,” Christie told reporters, including 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg. “She should probably be the Surgeon General of the United States.”

Mariano was interviewed in a segment about the Garden State governor in which she talks about him having a heart attack or a stroke.

“It’s almost like a time bomb waiting to happen unless he addresses those issues before he runs for office,” Mariano told CNN.

The governor also dismissed the critique by Mariano, calling her “Just another hack who wants five minutes on TV.”

Mariano said she is a Republican and told the interviewer “I like Chris Christie a lot,” while adding “I want him to run. I just want him to lose weight.”

But despite that Christie called Mariano’s comments “irresponsible.”

“People who have a medical license, who have the privilege of having a medical license, should in my view conduct themselves more responsibly than that,” Christie said. “If she wants to get on a plane and come here to New Jersey and ask me if she wants to examine me and review my medical history, I’ll have a conversation with her about that. Until that time, she should shut up,” Christie said.

What particularly angered Christie was the fact that his children saw the comments made by the doctor. Christie has four children, ranging in age from 9 to 19.

“My 12-year old son comes to me last night and says ‘Dad are you going to die?’ I mean come on,” the governor said.

CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois reported Mariano spoke Wednesday night in a follow-up CNN interview. When asked if she regretted the comments she made, she replied, “No, absolutely not.”

Christie and Mariano reportedly spoke over the phone Wednesday. Mariano said the governor asked her to keep the details of the conversation confidential.

Christie appeared on David Letterman’s “Late Show” earlier this week and joked about his weight, even pulling out and taking a bite of a doughnut at one point during the show.


{ Newscenter}

8 Responses to Christie Calls Doctor Who Criticized Weight A ‘Hack’ Who Should ‘Shut Up’

1 .Comment from DACON9

February 7, 2013 at 8:15 am
AND this man wants to be president of USA. IF HE CANT RECOGNIZE HOW UNHEALTHY HE IS, THEN HE CANT RECOGNIZE EVIL FROM GOOD. christie is in the stage of silent death... artery blockage, high blood pressure can make him blow an internal gasket, diabetes,glaucoma,stroke...anything can happen from obesity.... AND HE IS PUTTING OTHERS ON DEFENSIVE... TYPICAL OBAMA TACTICS... WHOOPS... I'M SORRY.. I MEANT TYPICAL DEMOCRATE... AWW THERE I GO AGAIN I MEANT TYPICAL BLIND RAT... GEEEE, I CANT GET THIS RIGHT....

2 .Comment from Shmoozie

February 7, 2013 at 8:23 am
If he wasn't such a fat dope he'd listen and let the appropriately named Mariano come in and save his life.

3 .Comment from Anonymous

February 7, 2013 at 9:38 am
We need our shabbos goy!

4 .Comment from reader

February 7, 2013 at 9:58 am
It does not take a genius to reach obvious medical conclusions, nor does it take a M.D. to do so. However, not everything we think should be said, much less out loud on national TV. What exactly is the point? He won't lose weight because of the remark. Voters should have already figured out he has some extra risk (there is no need for a MD to spell it out) but after all, anyone may die in office, some in fact, died healthy or came very close to it (JFK, Reagan, all the way to Lincoln)

5 .Comment from Anonymous

February 7, 2013 at 11:35 am
#3 corrected link

6 .Comment from Anonymous

February 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm
What about the recent study that overweight people live longer???

7 .Comment from DACON9

February 7, 2013 at 7:11 pm

8 .Comment from anti dacon 9

February 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm
dacon 9 as christie wisely said "shut up"


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