Comes from Rush Limbaugh, who else:
So, today during his radio show, he pointed out the clear issue with people mocking Chris Christie for his weight; there are so many fat ladies for us to make fun of as well!I have bolded the hilarious bit.
“The truth and the fact of the matter is that female politicians get a pass on every aspect on their appearance. You would never have stories about how some female politician’s fat like there are stories about Christie being fat. You wouldn’t have those. When’s the last time you heard a story about Barnie Frank being fat? When’s the last time you…well…it still fits. All these stories about Christie being fat are all over the place. ‘Will he have the stamina? The energy? There are plenty of lard-ass women in politics?”
I admire his gall, I do. He's one of the noisiest of the wingnut trumpets on what's wrong with women in general and their bodies in particular. His attacks on Michelle Obama are non-stop, and often on her body.
Then there's Rush on Hillary Clinton.
I grew tired of putting in more links from Rush The Misogynist. Which is all he is, these days. And boring. But Dick Cheney thinks Rush is great. So there's that.
The question of Christie's weight and how it is handled in the press is a whole different question and one this post is not about.