Barbara Walters is apparently obsessed with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's weight. She brought up Christie's weight before and she's doing it again. This time to his face.
Yep, despite deciding that Christie is one of her "10 Most Fascinating People" this year, she somehow missed the fact that in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, he seemed to be everywhere at once and never missed a beat. She actually had the nerve to ask him if he thought he's too fat to be President of the United States.
Is she kidding, shockingly rude, or just completely oblivious?
Walters asks Christie what he says to people who worry he's too fat to be President. Oh Barbara, please shut it.
Christie's reply is what anyone (especially anyone who's ever struggled with their weight, which is basically most of us ...) would say: Back off, lady.
I've done this job pretty well, and I think people watched me for the last number of weeks and Hurricane Sandy doing 18-hour days and getting right back up the next day and still being just as effective in the job.
Take THAT, Barbara Walters!
It's on the same level as asking Hillary Clinton "who she's wearing." Banal, stupid, and utterly offensive. He's an elected official and former prosecutor. He's not some schmo who just rolled in off the street for the express purpose of talking about which jobs he is or isn't too fat to do well. That woman's got some balls if that's what she's asking a potential presidential candidate. Not about policies. Not about plans and goals for making America stronger. Nope.
Why are you so fat?
It makes me stabby. (I am not going to stab anything.) Whether you agree with his policies and positions or not, Christie's weight is none of anybody's business, and that Barbara Walters thought that was worth talking about to one of the "most fascinating" people of the year, maybe it's time she retired.
Do you think Barbara Walters crossed the line in asking Chris Christie if he's too fat to be president?
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