It hasn't been a secret that Governor Christie could stand to lose a few pounds, but what was secret until just a couple of days ago, was that he underwent Lap-Band surgery in February to try and address his weight problem.
A bariatric surgeon quoted in an article in the May 8th USA Today seems to think so saying he was "thrilled that Christie sought out effective treatment for his condition." Of course he did, he's a weight loss surgeon!
So here's my two cents. On the plus side (pun intended), I think it's a positive when anyone who is overweight decides that they are ready to do something about it. We also don't know how dire the situation was for Governor Christie in terms of the medical urgency of losing weight, so it may have been something he had to