Here we go: “Mr. Christie’s office declined to comment on why the gov kept the procedure hidden from the public.” nyti.ms/15ydM2c
— Lisa Fleisher (@lisafleisher) May 7, 2013
The largest governor in America, New Jersey’s Chris Christie, was outed this week by the New York Post for undergoing weight reduction surgery. Reuters reports:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has struggled with obesity for much of his adult life, underwent lap band surgery in February to reduce the size of his stomach, at the urging of his wife and children, his press secretary said on Tuesday.
Christie underwent the surgery in February, top aide Mike Drewniak confirmed in an email to Reuters.
Governor Christie insists he underwent the surgery for “his wife and children,” but I find it interesting that he has also simultaneously put the squeeze on the finances of New Jersey. Christie has labeled himself a tax cutter, but he is more of budget smoke and mirrors guy. For example, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Christie is seizing money from local governments that was intended for affordable housing development: