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New Jersey has a governor
Who wants to rule the land,
But people have a problem
Seeing Christie in command.

It’s not his personality
(Though he thinks he’s all that!)
Or brains or drive or vigor – 
It’s the fact that he is fat!

He isn’t slightly overweight
But closer to obese.
His stomach, in his pants, looks like
It’s praying for release.

So recently it was revealed
Some surgery was done,
To hasten weight loss so his image
Voters will not shun.

For presidents today are fit
So when they’re photographed,
They look more like Obama
Than like William Howard Taft.

I’m really not a Christie fan,
(He’d never get my vote)
But he’d look more presidential
If he’d banish all that bloat!

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  1. Date: 5/23/2013 3:40:00 PM
    Photographed and Taft. With rhymes like that, it's dirty rotten shame I'm the only one to have commented. They don't know what they've missed.