Skip to comments.Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy
Posted on 01/08/2014 7:38:17 AM PST by C19fan
Private messages between Governors Christies deputy chief of staff and two of his top executives at the Port Authority reveal a vindictive effort to create traffic problems in Fort Lee by shutting lanes to the George Washington Bridge and apparent pleasure at the resulting gridlock. The messages are replete with references and insults to Fort Lees mayor, who had failed to endorse Christie for re-election and they chronicle how they tried to reach Port Authority officials in a vain effort to eliminate the paralyzing gridlock that overwhelmed his town of 35,000 which sits in the shadow of the bridge, the worlds busiest.
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I wonder if the media would go after a Democratic governor, either way.
Such petty and juvenile behavior ought to be the basis of excluding Christie for any consideration for the Presidency. But then again a new standard has been set by Clinton and Obama.
Reminds me of Boston. The people around here are such chumps for putting up with their “leaders”.
I thought George Bush was being blamed for something again....
To begin, I do not favor KrispieKreme. But looking at the above, it's amazing that the dirty tricks are likely to harm the putative Republican candidate, while worse shenanigans (IRS audits) regarding enemies of the current occupant went under the radar of the so-called press in the last election - along with ignoring the anti-Americanism of the candidate's "brain-trust" during the first election cycle in 2008.
Private enterprise should build and maintain bridges and roads. Government can’t be trusted.
I grew up in and around Fort Lee. I wasn’t in the area, but can only imagine how awful the traffic must have been when they shut down the local approach lanes to the bridge.
I worked as an EMT for several years one town over from Fort Lee - given where our station-house was (and Fort Lee’s as well), this could have been an absolute disaster in terms of fire and ambulance response times. Not something you want to play around with for petty political reasons...
Well, they appear to be going after Christie, aren't they?
Yeah, but he doesn’t have the name brand. He still wears the brand of the “enemy”.
It’s over for Christie.
Hmm, I seem to remember the media going after Blagoevich and Spitzer, among others. They went after Anthony Weiner. The media has gone after plenty of Democrats.
why would anyone wish to replace one petty juvenile for another as president?
They did not care about the people trying to get to and from work, school, shopping or as stated about emergency vehicles being blocked.
obama is a psychopath that does not care one wit who gets hurt or killed because of his actions. We do not need another like him.
The lane closures were retribution for the mayor of that New Jersey City not backing Christie for Governor.
Sounds like that Mayor should be more in the news for National politics as he made the right decision in not backing Christie.