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I thought the governor had been looking skinnier.
In a story headlined "The Weight Is Over," The New York Post reported this morning that back in February, Christie had lap-band surgery, resulting in a gradual weight loss. Sources told the Post that he has lost about 40 pounds.
Christie's admission is getting high marks from the usual places, where MSNBC's "Morning Joe" crew congratulated him. But on Twitter, there's questions about secrecy: Should constituents have the right to know when their chief executive is going under the knife for major surgery? The Post said that Christie entered the surgery center under a false name.
My friends at Capitol Quickies noted that Christie hinted at the surgery in an appearance in March, saying there was a plan for him to lose weight, and "you will all be able to notice."
The operation included placing a silicone tube around the top of his stomach, where it restricts the amount of food he can eat at one time and makes him feel fuller, faster.
"I know it sounds crazy to say that running for president is minor, but in the grand scheme of things, it was looking at Mary Pat and the kids and going, 'I have to do this for them, even if I don't give a crap about myself,' " Christie said.