NJ acting governor?s wife stands up to controversy over radio host's comments

Mary Jo Codey, the wife of New Jersey?s acting governor, held a press conference Friday at Hackensack University Medical Center to promote a better understanding of post partum depression.

The conference comes after a controversy was started Monday by radio talk show host Craig Carton, who made inflammatory remarks about Codey?s battle with post partum depression. Acting Governor Dick Codey (D-NJ) was at the radio station the next day and confronted the host. A newspaper quoted Codey saying, "I wish I wasn't governor or I'd take you out." Both sides demanded an apology, but none were given.

The head of obstetrics and gynecology at the hospital says he is proud of Mrs. Codey because she has been very open about having the disease. Codey says the comments by the radio talk show host stirred up her efforts to help other mothers who may suffer from post partum depression.

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