Governor Christie has been criticized relentlessly for his weight, but now he's turning the pressure on someone else to lose a few pounds.

Should N.J. National Guard Brigadier General Michael L. Cunniff have to lose weight, or has he earned the right to operate by a different standard than those below him?

Many callers shared the belief that members of the military should be held to a high standard, especially when in positions of leadership.

For instance, Roy, a 48-year-old military officer said he had to fit in his uniform just like younger service members.

Ryan, a 33-year-old from East Brunswick, however, said a graduated weight scale exists in the military, but your weight doesn't necessarily determine your fitness level.

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Bill Spadea is host of the Chasing News TV program. He periodically fills in for NJ 101.5 show hosts, and you can daily hear his opinion about all things New Jersey here, or by tweeting @BillSpadea.

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