By Jonathan Easley - 05/08/13 07:56 PM EDT
The first lady initially tempered her comments by calling it a private family decision.
“That’s a very personal matter, and it’s something between the governor and his family, and I try not to comment on people’s personal choices,” she said. “I think Gov. Christie is terrific, and his family is wonderful, and I wish them the best.”
“It was not your business; it’s nobody’s business other than mine,” he said.
The New Jersey governor is one of the most popular political figures in the country, and many consider him to be in the top-tier of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Christie said the surgery had nothing to do with his political ambitions.