Chris Christie Not Offended by “Time” Cover

    November 11, 2013
    Lacy Langley
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Chris Christie isn’t letting a little playground bullying get to him, according to Yahoo. The politician has long been teased for his heft, and in fact, says it is fair game. However, some say that the Time cover from last week captioned as “The Elephant in the Room” has gone too far, and the cover is immature and uncalled for.

But Christie himself, who had lap band surgery in February to lose weight, says he is not in the least bothered by the insinuation. “If I’m bothered by jokes about my weight, it’s time for me to crawl up into a fetal position and go home. The fact is, that, you know, if they think it’s clever, great for them.”

The magazine was packed with Christie fare, with three articles including a story by MSNBC host Joe Scarborough who had the most interesting comparison to make of Christie.”For a pro-life conservative running in a deep blue state, it was a performance every bit as dominant as the Boss ripping through a live version of ‘Rosalita,'” Scarborough wrote. “And like Springsteen himself, Christie made it all look easy.”

The Time issue, which says that Tuesday’s landslide election “instantly christened him the GOP frontrunner for 2016”, was a positive thing for Chris Christie. He is more proud of the exposure and acknowledgement of doing something right and is not offended.

“The way the people of New Jersey look at this, their governor has been on the cover of Time magazine twice in one year,” Christie said. “We must be doing something right. And the fact is that they reaffirmed what we did, and what our strategy was for the last four years. Go everywhere, show up, govern and make decisions. Not just go to the places where they vote for you, but go to the places where they haven’t voted for you. … That’s the way you grow and expand the political movement. That’s how you get the kind of numbers we got on Tuesday night. People in New Jersey are proud of me. Whatever they put on the cover of Time magazine, as long as my name is with it, I could care less.”

There’s just no room in this game politics for over-sensitivity, if you’re Chris Christie.

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  • Reality

    The reality is that Christie is fat as hell. That doesn’t make him a bad or good person. It is just the reality of the situation. Right now, I know I am 20 pounds overweight. That is my reality. We all have our realities.

    What should matter is his positions on things. Not his weight.

    Personally, I hope he losses weight. It just isn’t healthy. I know being 20 pounds overweight has made me less healthy. I feel for the guy. Weight issues are hard on a person.

  • T.P.

    In all fairness, Time did a cover with a “jackass” references to Obama. Of course, a jackass is a donkey and the symbol of the Democratic party.

    Personally, I think the party system should just go away. All it does is divide the masses. Which is what politicians want. That keeps them in power. Divide, conquer, and stay in power.

  • Will

    If I didn’t know who Christie was, I would just think the cover was a reference to the new republican front runner. Christie actually handled this well. It is a non-issue. We get bent out of shape too easily in this country. God forbid if we had real problems. Oh, that is right. The whole NSA thing. I rather us talk about that than the weight of a candidate.