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Christie to ex-White House doctor: 'Shut up'
Philly.com ^

Posted on 02/06/2013 1:14:48 PM PST by SMGFan

. Chris Christie lashed out Wednesday at a former White House doctor who said she worries about the governor dying in office because he is so heavy, telling her to "shut up."

Dr. Connie Mariano, who served as White House physician from 1992 to 2001, told CNN she'd like to see Christie run for president in 2016 but that he needs to lose weight. She said she worries he could have a heart attack or stroke.

"I'm worried about this man dying in office," the doctor, who has a practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., told the network.

During a visit Wednesday to a shore town devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Christie was asked about the doctor's comments.

Unless Mariano gives him a physical exam and learns his family history, "she should shut up," the governor said.

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Oooh, pick on the doctor. Anyone have the nerve to tell Obama he should shut up?
1 posted on 02/06/2013 1:14:53 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Concern-trolls are EVERYWHERE!
2 posted on 02/06/2013 1:16:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
-C. S. Lewis


3 posted on 02/06/2013 1:18:39 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SMGFan

Reminds me of an old Beatles song...

Blimp Over Troubled Waters....


4 posted on 02/06/2013 1:18:45 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

(Simon and Garfunkle)


5 posted on 02/06/2013 1:19:41 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SMGFan

I’m even more worried about some fat fool who stuffs a donut in his pie-hole on the Letterman Show even being ELECTED to office.

~Sheesh~


6 posted on 02/06/2013 1:21:34 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: gorush

True. My age is showing and I can’t remember what I was thinking....


7 posted on 02/06/2013 1:21:34 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SMGFan

Oh, no, you can’t tell anything by looking at people. They only call it “morbidly obese” as a joke./s


8 posted on 02/06/2013 1:22:13 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: SMGFan

Christie is soooo dumb.
Obama gets his Sandy photo-op with the clueless one and then has his henchman stab him in the back.

I guess over the years Christie hasn’t noticed that Obama always keeps his hands clean while his team does the dirty work.

For that alone he doesn’t deserve to be president.


9 posted on 02/06/2013 1:22:16 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

10 posted on 02/06/2013 1:24:54 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: illiac

I figured you must have been thinking of “I am the Walrus”
I suffer from mental-pause myself. But take heart...it is good to be old in this day and age.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 1:25:01 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SMGFan

Our CEO is married to her.
She’s a very nice and VERY accomplished lady and her husband is a very loyal Republican (Canadian refugee turned American).

I’m tempted to run up to his office and ask him what he thinks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Mariano


12 posted on 02/06/2013 1:25:46 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: SMGFan

So...Chris Christie could have a heart attack or a stroke.

Here’s a news flash for you, liberal Doc....so could I, so could you, so could any of us.

Conversely I could be hit by a stray meteor, or run over by a Good Humor truck, or be bitten by a Sydney Funnel Web Spider who just happened to hitch a ride over in a case of Fosters.

These Liberal Morons really DO think they’re God!


13 posted on 02/06/2013 1:26:17 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SMGFan

Do not pick on “Tubby the Doughboy”!


14 posted on 02/06/2013 1:26:55 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

This reminds me of the time that David Letterman had his bypass surgery and one of the first guests he had on after his return was John Goodman. Goodman turned to him and said something like “Imagine you going up on that table before me.” Just goes to show you never can tell...


15 posted on 02/06/2013 1:31:30 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

She’s FAR from being a liberal and she’s right.

Sorry, but my chances of heart attack or stroke are significantly less than Christie’s. Those are just the facts.

You can’t do a thing about meteors, but managing your only real asset should be a high priority.


16 posted on 02/06/2013 1:32:40 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: US Navy Vet

We don’t have to like Christie to be disgusted by the ugly health nazis and their insults. For good or for worse, Christie LOOKS like New Jersey which is part of his popularity. One of the reasons Criminal Corzine lost his election was he targetted Christie’s weight in political ads. Jerseyeans did not take kindly to it.

That said, I voted for the tubby Rino and will not be doing it again!!


17 posted on 02/06/2013 1:32:55 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This doctor may not know what he’s talking about, but this is a real issue if Christie wants to be president. I’m still posses no one told us FDR was at death’s door in 44. Most people didn’t even know he was a cripple, for peteing out loud. It was relevant that Reagan and McCain were oldtimers. I’m not even asking for divulgence of secrets like Kennedy’s Atkinson’s. We can’t discuss the obvious?


18 posted on 02/06/2013 1:33:36 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: SMGFan

Stick an apple in piggy’s mouth...he’s done.


19 posted on 02/06/2013 1:34:13 PM PST by WCH
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To: SJSAMPLE

You might want to knock wood after that post!


20 posted on 02/06/2013 1:34:39 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Don’t be so irrational. There are such things as risk factors. Christie may not die young, but he damn well better be paying more for insurance.


21 posted on 02/06/2013 1:35:51 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Abathar

You never can tell. Who needs statistics or common sense? Maybe Christie’ll live forever!


22 posted on 02/06/2013 1:37:43 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: illiac

Probably had “Imagine” on your mind!! :>)


23 posted on 02/06/2013 1:38:33 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: Tublecane
This doctor may not know what he’s talking about, but this is a real issue if Christie wants to be president.

Yet, we are not allowed to know a single thing about Ubama.

24 posted on 02/06/2013 1:38:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: miss marmelstein

True.
A friend’s wife had a quadruple bypass after giving birth at the age of 31. Things just happen, 16 year-old high school athletes drop dead on the court.

But Christie is courting disaster and he knows it.


25 posted on 02/06/2013 1:39:06 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: WKB

I did...whats left of it....


26 posted on 02/06/2013 1:40:44 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SMGFan

“Dr. Connie Mariano, who served as White House physician from 1992 to 2001”.

What a coincidence. Isn’t that the same time Clinton was in White House training for his 2004 quadruple bypass? No “advice” was given to the press back then, huh?


27 posted on 02/06/2013 1:41:13 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s NOT concern. Can you imagine how dems would feel if we said to them, “Quit your lying filthy ways you morally bankrupt loser’.... Really ALL dems care about is the body... Dems are doing it with underage prostitutes, lying about their agendas, robbing the country of years of built-up wealth ... BUT the little creeps exercise and ‘eat right’...so they think they’re acceptable.


28 posted on 02/06/2013 1:42:09 PM PST by GOPJ (What EVIDENCE justified blaming Benghazi on... an obscure video? Freeper TexasVoter)
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To: SJSAMPLE

So what? It’s his life; let him do with it what he wants. Did you read the post about Letterman’s by-pass operation? Wow! I had completely forgotten about that. Meanwhile, John Goodman is apparently as healthy as a horse!


29 posted on 02/06/2013 1:42:56 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SJSAMPLE

How life in the White House killed Dr. Connie’s marriage

In her nine years at the White House — from the last year of President Bush to eight years of President Bill Clinton — she witnessed the dedication of other Filipinos on the staff and their devotion to their bosses: Master Chiefs Joe Fama, Lito Bautista and Fred Sanchez who worked as personal valets to the presidents and their families. They were, she says, her lifeline to surviving the stressful environment of the presidential residence.

“I could not have survived those years without the help of many Filipinos in the White House, especially several valets of the President, who are Pinoys. Many times, I got the inside info on the president’s schedules and plans from the Pinoy valets even before the security men did,” she writes.

snip...

Dr. Connie found herself a crucial character in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. She drew blood sample from Clinton to match it with DNA on Lewinsky’s dress. She writes of the “tall slender long-haired beauties” – or POTUS baits — who occasionally paraded in front of Clinton.

Dr. Connie also cared for Virginia Kelley, President Clinton’s mother, before she died of cancer; treated First Lady Hillary Clinton for a blood clot; stitched First Lady Barbara Bush’s arm after a fall; and gave a Heimlich Maneuver to a White House guest during a holiday gathering.

As Clinton’s term drew to a close, Dr. Connie mulled the next stage in her career. Her thoughts are contained in a journal to her son Jason, where she writes: “Mommy is gone on another trip this week. The house is dark and sad. When she is away, it is as though she is dead…”

“My hands shaking I closed the notebook, I felt as though I have been stabbed in the chest. I have been dead to my family for too long, to my two little boys, and to my husband. My decision has been made then: It was time to leave the military at the end of my tour with Clinton.”

The book turns reflective when Dr. Connie looks back at how she became so wrapped up in the care of the presidential families she had forgotten her own. “I have been missing in action for nine years to take care of the First Family. Would my real family need me when I finally come home to stay?” she writes.

Her marriage “died,” Dr. Connie confesses. “I didn’t know how to be a wife. I also grew to become another person from the one Richard married eight years after we met in high school. Like many couples who separate, we found that we simply have grown apart, not together.” Her former husband, Richard Stevens, was a lawyer. They have two sons, Jason and Andrew.

In 2001, she retired from the Navy to join the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. She founded the Center for Executive Medicine in 2005. It is a presidential-like practice that provides care to about 350 CEOs around the world. She is married to her former patient at the Mayo Clinic, John Weber, who is CEO and president of Remy International.

When John proposed marriage, Dr. Connie told him, “Don’t be ridiculous! I’m your doctor!” He said he’ll get another doctor, to which she shot back: “You’ll never find a better doctor.”

http://thefilam.net/archives/2740


30 posted on 02/06/2013 1:44:40 PM PST by kcvl
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To: US Navy Vet

Gov. KrispyKreme ought to just jump on the scales (maybe in a stockyard), have someone announce the results, then bellow “There! You happy now!!!?”

It would end all the speculation.


31 posted on 02/06/2013 1:45:24 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: miss marmelstein

She’s commenting on a public figure.

John Goodman is John Candy waiting to happen.


32 posted on 02/06/2013 1:47:51 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Tublecane
Maybe Christie’ll live forever!

I went to the Doc in December 2008. They put me on the treadmill after which they sent me to a hospital sixty miles away for an angiogram. They said they would simply use stents if needed. Fifteen minutes into that procedure they stopped and said I needed a quintuple bypass.(January 1009)

Now only four years later there are all kinds of procedures to determine where blockages are and how to fix many of them remotely with the DaVinci robot and other devices.

Christie most certainly has already had many of those tests on a regular basis. He's still a fat asshole though.

33 posted on 02/06/2013 1:48:14 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Gov Christie thinks the only lard in NJ is in old teacher’s pensions. Rutgers pays over a million bucks plus bonuses to the coach of the women’s basketball team who loses a lot more than she wins against top competition. She is the highest paid state employee.


34 posted on 02/06/2013 1:49:25 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Tublecane

Christie isn’t just fat, he’s morbidly obese. And his discussion of his supposed battle with his weight seems self deluding. He makes it sound like his weight goes up and down, but the guy is hundreds of pounds overweight. He really should have the foresight to do something serious about it. The guy has a problem if he can’t see that.


35 posted on 02/06/2013 1:49:42 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: kcvl

She took him with her when she went to speak at the Reagan Library. Since then, he’s spent a good chunk of his money shuttling wounded vets around the country on his airplane.

He even got Medal of Honor recipient Sammie Davis to come speak with us and personally funded a number of his school outreach trips (travel, hotel, etc.).

They’re very committed people and people who think she’s a liberal just because she “weighed in” on Christie’s girth are missing the big picture.


36 posted on 02/06/2013 1:52:20 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

Goodman looks lately like he’s lost a lot of weight (what alliteration!). We just don’t know when our time is up. The great John Candy had lost a father and a brother at a very young age. It made him - unfortunately - very fatalistic. Some of this is genetic.


37 posted on 02/06/2013 2:02:14 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SMGFan

Where is the concern for our two fat lesbian supreme court justices?


38 posted on 02/06/2013 2:04:52 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: SMGFan


39 posted on 02/06/2013 2:08:27 PM PST by x
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To: SJSAMPLE

They sound like wonderful people. She is just doing what many doctors would do and discussed (out loud for millions to hear) her concerns for his health. Christie seems like he has a chip on his shoulder all the time lately.


40 posted on 02/06/2013 2:31:12 PM PST by kcvl
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To: SMGFan

Wait, this was Slick Willie’s doctor? Shouldn’t she stick to STDs?


41 posted on 02/06/2013 2:49:43 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Andrei Bulba

Andy Griffeth show:
Andy asks Barney how much he weighed, Barney said, “It varied, 138, 138 1/2...”


42 posted on 02/06/2013 2:50:36 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Actually, one of the areas Obama has been most forthcoming is on his drug use, though that’s probably only because he published his memoirs before he knew he could be president. They’ve covered his smoking up a bit, but I do remember him talking about how hard it is for him to quit, though it was dressed up in familiar “my wife wears the pants” politician-speak.


43 posted on 02/06/2013 3:21:44 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: kcvl

Nine years as a mother living apart from her two young sons. Hmmm.....Yeah, nice....


44 posted on 02/06/2013 3:28:26 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I don’t think John Candy was an alcoholic like John Goodman is/was.


45 posted on 02/06/2013 3:48:28 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Crispy is 50 years old and morbidly obese. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out he’s headed for the big one. He’ll be lucky if he’s still alive to run in 2016.


46 posted on 02/06/2013 4:07:45 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SMGFan

Doc is not much on statistics; far more cardiac victims are thin as rails than fat.

(but I wouldn’t want to guarantee his shoes)


47 posted on 02/06/2013 4:13:21 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

>> “It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out he’s headed for the big one” <<

.
Myth!

My father’s late life wife (after Mom died) finally died at 96; she was 6’ tall and 355 lbs.


48 posted on 02/06/2013 4:16:45 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: x

Is that Monica-Lew at the bottom?


49 posted on 02/06/2013 4:18:43 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

“My father’s late life wife (after Mom died) finally died at 96; she was 6’ tall and 355 lbs.”

One in a million.

Take Crispy and then add the mega stress of the Presidency and he will be lucky to last 6 months.

I wouldn’t vote for the guy if he weighed 160 because I disagree with 95% of his stands on issues but I also would not vote for him because he is unhealthy.


50 posted on 02/06/2013 4:22:27 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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