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NJ Governor Chris Christie Hospitalized

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has a history of asthma, was taken to Somerset Medical Center for tests after he had trouble breathing this morning.  As related by ABC News, his press secretary Michael Drewniak issued a statement:

Governor Christie was having difficulty breathing this morning and out of an abundance of caution he went to Somerset Medical Center to be checked out.  In line with someone dealing with asthma, he is being given routine tests as a precautionary measure. The Governor is extremely grateful for the quality of care he is receiving this morning and has nothing but praise for the world-class doctors, nurses and staff.

Christie, 48, has been battling a weight problem, and naturally maintains a very vigorous schedule.  According to Fox News, he was on his way to a farm, to sign open-space legislation, when he encountered his breathing difficulties.

He has frequently spoken to audiences of his asthma, using trips to the pharmacist for asthma medication during discussions of health care reform. says he was scheduled to appear on a radio show at 7 PM tonight to take questions, but it’s not certain if he’ll be able to keep that appointment.

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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