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Continued: Chris Christie's heft is worth its weight in political gold

  • Article by: LLEWELLYN KING , Hearst Newspapers
  • Last update: November 17, 2013 - 8:01 PM

There will be no role model left for the — hateful word — obese. We must look back into history for, er, fat heroes. They’re there, but the times have changed and fat is a political and social issue. Jackie Gleason, Orson Welles, Diego Garcia, G.K. Chesterton and even Winston Churchill packed on the pounds in their day, and were accepted.

Now we, the fat men, must go back to the lettuce, the protein shakes and the baggy gym pants. Our hopes of having a fat friend, a larger-than-life friend, in high places, are fading.


Llewellyn King is executive producer and host of “White House Chronicle” on PBS.

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