Guy Benson

Our thoughts and prayers are with Gov. Christie, even if his hospitalization is merely precautionary:

Gov. Chris Christie has been hospitalized at Somerset Medical Center, according to his office.  He was having difficulty breathing and was taken "out of an abundance of caution," said spokesman Michael Drewniak.  Drewniak said he has asthma and is "doing fine" and having more testing.

Hopefully the governor will return to his daily routine of taking on public sector unions, balancing the budget without raising taxes, and explaining the concept of leadership to the president very soon.

UPDATE - An encouraging statement from Christie's office:

“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.”

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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