The Last Word | February 06, 2013
>>> day three of cosmetics and politics today. fox news suddenly became fascinated with hillary clinton 's latest look.
>> is this the face of presidential ambition? days after retiring as secretary of state, hillary clinton , somebody has launched a new web site for her showing off this glamorous new face. facelift perhaps? well, that's fueling rumors about a run for president in 2016 but her aides say it's simply a way for fans and the media to reach her.
>> two hours after that comment, fox's steve doocy tweeted, i was saying hillary clinton had a new facelift for sight. new jersey governor chris christie was upset today after hearing these comments --
>> it's almost like a time bomb waiting to happen unless he addresses those issues running for office. i'm a republican so i like chris christie a lot. i want him to run pip just want him to lose weight . i'm a physician more than i'm a democrat and republican. i worry about this man dieing in office.
>> chris christie , who has publicly talked about his weight three days in a row now had this reaction to dr. mariano's comment.
>> i find it fascinating in a doctor in arizona who's never met me, never examined me, never reviewed my records could make a diagnosis about me. this just another hack to wants five minutes on tv. it's completely irresponsible. my children saw that. my 12-year-old some came to me and asked me, dad, are you going to die? if she wants to come to new jersey and review my medical history , i'll have a conversation with her about that. until that time, she should shut up.
>> i find it fascinating that bill clinton 's white house physician was a republican. what the --
>> who knew? and she had such a close relationship with him, too. it's get so long interesting for kr christie. this has become an issue that has traction. the doctor probably shouldn't have said die in office, find another way to phrase that but this is a real thing, it's not going away.
>> in spite of his righteous indignation, you don't have to be a genius to diagnose that he is seriously overweight. the diagnosis is pretty clear. we live in a world where presidents release their full medical records , where they face real records about their health, their ability to survive four years in office and crucially, if you are in his situation, the health of the vice presidential pick. he could run a completely different campaign where the vice president is almost looked at as someone who will have a reasonable chance of going into office but that's not the kind of presidential run you really want to have.
>> karen finney, i think we have safely say that hillary clinton has not had a facelift, that what we saw there was kind of a little photo shopping. i believe my head shot has been touched at at my instruction trying to fix all sorts of problems that i have there.
>> can you blame her for not wanting to have a picture that actually showed the wear and tear of the last 20 years or at least the last hundred and some many miles she's traveled as secretary of state? i mean, of course she wanted to look good. hello! i mean, who wouldn't want to. i find it fascinating, though, that yet again fox news, that's the best they can do. really? it's time to get a life. every little thing that hillary does -- i'm surprised they didn't accuse her of changing her hair style. if you'll notice it was flipped under, whereas in the benghazi hearing, it was flipped that way.
>> let's listen to something chuck todd said this morning on the "today" show about hillary clinton .
>> i want to say a web site is just a web site but if you click on the information button, look at the information they want you from, your e-mail, a way to get back to you. something tell mees me that data is just not going to go away. you can say it's the very beginnings the structures should be put in place should she decide to do it.
>> they just want some contact information.
>> the fact you roll this out straight after doing gazillion interviews, it's just a coincidence.
>> in fairness, she is a former first lady, a former senator, a former secretary of state, there is a lot of interest about whatwhat she's going to do? there's no shame in having a little web site and saying if you want to give us your information, we'll let you know. if she doesn't run for president and she launches some big initiative, that is very good p.r. for her.
>> the krischristie versus hillary phenomenon, it's getting the most attention in this situation. to what extent are you guessing at this point that one is eyeing the other as the possible debate partner in a general election ?
>> well, if they have presidential ambitions and they both clearly do, then you are trying to size up the opposition. but let's just be clear. one of them has a reasonably clear path to the nomination and the other really doesn't. and chris christie has to somehow figure out how he gets to the general election phase to have that kind of debate. for hillary clinton , if she chooses to do this, it's a much different path.
>> karen, i'm starting to wonder about christie, just in today's response to this thing about the weight. now, that was a pretty obscure interview on television that he then raised into this much bigger thing with this very passionate reaction. it doesn't seem like he's quite practiced in the presidential campaign level of this kind of thing where you have to be very careful about what you comment on because you make it a bigger story.
>> i think one of the things we know about chris christie is he does not have thick skin. this is not the first time when someone's made a comment about his weight that he's sort of overreacted, overresponded, if you will. i agree with you guys that i wish dr. connie hadn't made the comment about dying in office. she's a great doctor. i personally follow her advice. this is a woman who knows what she's talking about. he can say what he wants in front of the cameras and he's probably make ak fair point. and he makes an issue of it all the time. he's pointed out the fact he believes he needs to lose weight . he's had moments where he's said of course i'm overweight, of course i need to lose weight . he's going to have to get a better answer and stick with it.
>> thank you for joining me tonight.
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