Let’s take a break from the usual political discourse, though I won’t go too far afield. I am going back to talking about Governor Chris Christie.
I had the chance to meet him and hear him speak at the Harvard Graduate School of Education back in 2011. At the time, he was speaking about teachers’ unions, but that’s a discussion for a different post.
One thing that Governor Christie’s supporters and detractors can both agree on is his candid nature. In fact, I think it’s what makes him famous. Check out this compilation from Chris Matthew’s Hardball.
Well, I just wanted to say that Governor Christie did a lot of good in opening up about his recent surgery in a straightforward and blunt way.
“I’ve struggled with this issue for 20 years,” Christie told the New York Post.
Christie also raised a point this week that I’ve literally been telling people for years: “...It’s really the only still-acceptable form of discrimination in our country is against people who are overweight.” (report on Politico) (!!)
What’s also great is that Christie has not let others define him: “I felt great about myself before, and I’ll feel great about myself after. No matter how it goes.” (report from The Washington Free Beacon)
I just think it’s simply splendid the way Governor Christie is living his life and not letting others make him feel like a second-class citizen.
And I’m not the only one (hint: that was a link to Michelle Obama)…
And I imagine that I’ve got Newark Mayor Cory Booker in my court as well after his well-publicized Weight Watchers campaign.