Dieting to Be Elected

April 13, 2015 10:19 PM

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Dieting to Be Elected

Male political candidates running for office are under discernible pressure to display svelteness. David Cameron has admitted to losing 13 pounds (unaccustomed as they are to a lifetime of dieting, men zero in on specific numbers -- women round off in fives). George Osborne, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, has rid himself too of flab; will he crumple inside when someone remarks that they haven't noticed? As in the tragic case of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie whose gastric band has relinquished yet more poundage but not an ounce of criticism that he still lacks presidential gravitas.

Mr. Osborne openly admits that he follows the 5:2 diet as espoused by Jennifer Aniston (you eat anything you want for five days of the week while you starve the following two -- appealing no doubt to those who yo-yo not only in weight but with an either-all-or-nothing discipline). Cameron willingly ...

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