Christie Had Secret Weight-Loss Surgery

English: , U.S. Attorney, Governor-elect of Ne...

English: , U.S. Attorney, Governor-elect of New Jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, whose long struggle with obesity has been raised as a political liability, secretly underwent weight-loss surgery three months ago, according to a statement from his office on Tuesday.

The surgery, which took place on Feb. 16, involved the placement of a silicone band around his stomach to reduce its size, limiting the amount of food he can take in but not altering his digestive process.

Mr. Christie, a Republican whose weight was an issue in previous campaigns and who is widely thought to be considering a run for president, disclosed the surgery in an interview with The New York Post in which he maintained that it had nothing to do with politics.  “It’s so much more important than that,” he said.

“I’ve struggled with this issue for 20 years,” he said.  “For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them.”  His office confirmed the accuracy of the published interview but declined to provide additional details.

Read more:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/nyregion/chris-christie-secretly-had-weight-loss-surgery.html?hp&_r=0

A Comeback For Anthony Weiner?

Official portrait of United States Congressman...

Official portrait of United States Congressman (D-NY). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Just when you thought it was safe!

One year after resigning from Congress following news he had emailed lewd photos of himself to women, married former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner desires a return to politics, according to New York news outlets.

“The disgraced former congressman—who’s sitting on a $4.5 million campaign war chest—is mulling a bid for citywide office next year and ‘seriously considering’ a mayoral run,” sources told the New York Post. The newspaper reported that Weiner has spoken with former staffers about returning to work for him.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/comeback-anthony-weiner-142709357.html

New York Post Slams Weiner’s Farewell News Conference

The New York Post took a parting shot at Anthony Weiner today on their Editorial Page.  The title of the piece is “Graceless To The End.

Referring to Weiner’s farewell “whine”, the Post rips into his self-inflicted media circus and fall from grace, noting he is arrogant, self-obsessed and self-righteous among other things.

To read the entire editorial from the New York Post:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/graceless_to_the_end_swoDw2zQm9xNlpRK2X5FuM