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NJ Gov. Christie Compliments First Lady Obama’s Health Efforts

WASHINGTON (AP/CBSNewYork) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has admitted struggling with a weight problem most of his life, thinks first lady Michelle Obama is doing well to speak in favor of healthy eating and exercise.

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Her national initiative targeting childhood obesity has drawn criticism from some conservatives who see it as an example of the government trying to exert more control over people’s lives.

Christie tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he doesn’t have a problem with the initiative and calls the criticism “unnecessary.” The Republican governor does say that the government shouldn’t be deciding what people can and can’t eat.

Christie says that encouraging kids to eat better is “a really good goal.”

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  1. lidocaine says:

    Hmmm … very interesting. I would imagine he has given great thought about quite a few things. And not the easiest thing either, you know. Ultimately, it will all be about the decisions that are made. The results, of course, would follow. And don’t forget that sometimes certain things are exactly as they appear.

    1. RABBIT says:

      WHAT ?

  2. THA FACTS R says:

    HE,S GOT TO GO ON DIET PLAN, AND LOSE SOME WEIGHT, THEN HE CAN LQQK
    AT PRESIDENT,S SEXY WIFE….

  3. sandbagged says:

    Unbelievable. Christie’s so petrified of the jihad Obama’s co-Muslims might unleash on the great state of NJ that he’s kowtowing to a flabby First Lady and is clearly afraid to speak his mind.

    These are scary, scary times, my friends. Kids should be able to eat whatever the hell they want.

    1. WOODSIDE MIKEYM says:

      IT COMES DOWN TO THE ZIP CODE …BRO!!!

    2. RABBIT says:

      i BET YOU ARE OVER WEIGHT !

  4. Lendel fitzgibbons says:

    Ha-ha-ha … This leaves extreme right wing talk radio chick Laura Ingraham in a tough spot … She worships the ground that Christie waddles on and attacks Michelle Obama for her appearance as well as her healthy eating campaign … What’s Laura going to say now???

    1. jjjddd says:

      just the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!JUST THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Joe Bursott says:

    I think the “real problem” is the quality of the food we are currently eating. Namely, to much sodium, and artificial sweeteners, that cause most of our health problems, including obesity.

  6. WOODSIDE MIKEY says:

    GOV. CHRISPY… WILL BE PRES UN DIA !!!! WATCH-OUT OR ELSE HE COULD SWALLOW YOU WHOLE ,THEN LICK HIS CHOPS AND GO AFTER YOUR FAMILY TOO

  7. EdBx says:

    Does any of this highly educated Conservatives have a clue of the definition of the word INITIATIVE?? Simply put: taking the first step. Mrs Obama leads by inducing our kids, or whoever wants to take that first step, to be aware of what we consume and not be cut-up and be susceptive of intangibles of what we perceive as good just becuase it looks good.

  8. Sherrie says:

    NOT An OBESE PERSON:

    About MOOCHELLE… IF SHE WANTS THIS SO CALLED EATING HEALTHY ??
    Then how is it that most Americans can NOT afford to eat Healthy. Too many out of work, low paying Jobs, fixed income. It is not Cheap to eat healthy meals. And the food prices & everything else keeps going higher & higher.. WAKE UP AMERICA ! We are always told lies just to get Voters votes.. They don’t care about any us Americans..only to try & run our Lives.

    1. Seymour Punani says:

      Moochelle? Try looking in the mirror Sherrie. Better yet try buttoning your pants. Can you even see it anymore without that mirror?

    2. jjjddd says:

      she does not care just tOOtng her own horn for the first lady legacy wall!
      it’s OOBUMA’S FAULT!

  9. NYC Cabbie says:

    Now walk the walk you fat b@stage!

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