is there fat innuendo in krugman’s column on christie?
I detected a faint whiff of trolling in the latest Paul Krugman column. It’s about how Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, and Mitt Romney aren’t real fiscal conservatives because they aren’t willing to cut taxes on the rich or slash defense spending. But I think it might actually be about how Chris Christie is fat.
Exhibit A: The article itself is called “Big Fiscal Phonies.”
Exhibit B: “Mr. Christie, in particular, has been widely held up, not least by himself, as an example of a politician willing to make tough choices.”
Exhibit C: “By the way, even Mr. Christie’s own officials are predicting a major budget shortfall, just not quite as big.”
(But maybe I’m overanalyzing: after all, it’s Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney, not Christie, that Krugman describes as being willing to “snatch food from the mouths of babes.”)