Posts tagged: Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will order flags flown at half-staff at state government buildings Saturday in memory of Whitney Houston. The governor says Houston was a “cultural icon” who belongs in the same category in New Jersey music history as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. He says her accomplishments were “a great source of pride for the people of the state.” Her funeral will be held the same day in her birthplace of Newark/Associated Press. (1999 AP file photo of Whitney Houston)
Question: Should New Jersey lower its flags to half-staff in memory of Whitney Houston?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
So Christa Hazel provides this link to a decidedly unflattering photo of Gov. Christie. The LA Times opinion piece poses the question “Chris Christie: Does he have the look of a president?”
To be president, do you have to look presidential?
And if so, does that mean Chris Christie should forget about a run for the Oval Office?
New Jersey's governor, considered a rising star in the Republican Party, was hospitalized Thursday after having trouble breathing (he suffers from asthma), The Times reported. The story takes note of Christie's weight issues:The governor has acknowledged leading an unhealthy lifestyle. In a recent interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, Christie said he feels “guilty” about his weight.
“I'm really struggling, been struggling for a long time with it, and I know that it would be better for my kids if I got it more under control. And so I do feel a sense of guilt at times about that,” he said.
What do you think? Would Americans elect an overweight man or woman as president?
PS: Mike Kennedy, Christa specifically hopes that you will weigh in on the subject.