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Christie Says He Couldn't Pick Fort Lee Mayor 'Out of a Lineup'
WABC77 ^ | 1/9/14

Posted on 01/09/2014 3:49:23 PM PST by Impala64ssa

NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he couldn't pick the Fort Lee Mayor "out of a lineup" at his news conference Thursday.

But, a photo posted on the governor's website, taken at a news conference on Dec. 8, 2011, shows Christie speaking on the issue of sick pay reform with several mayors, including Democratic Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, at the National Guard Armory in Teaneck, N.J.

At his Thursday news conference responding to revelations that his top aides purposely snarled traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., Christie took steps to distance himself from rumors that the entire incident had been an act of political revenge against the town's mayor for declining to endorse the governor for re-election.

Not only did Christie say that he never personally asked for such an endorsement from Sokolich, but he added that "until I saw his picture last night on television, I wouldn't have been able to pick him out of a line-up."

"I don't remember ever meeting Mayor Sokolich," Christie said. "Certainly, I never did in that context," he said, referring to the rumored request for an endorsement.

(Christie did seek to clarify: "I'm sure I met him at some point at an event in Bergen County.")

It was the quest for revenge on the part of Christie aides, including his deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, that originally set in motion the traffic situation on the George Washington Bridge last September. Christie announced the firing of Kelly Thursday and declared himself "stunned by the abject stupidity that was shown here."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: bridgegate; bridgescandal; chrischristie
Christie is a quintessential RINO, but I've always had some respect for him for calling it as he sees it, whether it was PC or not, UNTIL NOW! My BS sensors are overloaded on this. And whether it's Christie himself or anyone else responsible who may have been "only following orders" can criminal charges be brought against them? Reckless endangerment, negligent homicide, in the case of that poor 91-yr-old woman who died waiting for the EMS? Never thought I'd agree with NJ Sen Ray Lesniak on anything, but, though it's obvious what his motivations are, he is correct in calling for a federal investigation.
1 posted on 01/09/2014 3:49:23 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa
We couldn't miss Christy in a lineup.
2 posted on 01/09/2014 3:51:24 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Impala64ssa
He's not even a good liar.

Embarrassed my a**.

More like pi****.

3 posted on 01/09/2014 3:51:58 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Impala64ssa

Is he implying that he should be “in a lineup” to be picked out??


4 posted on 01/09/2014 3:53:21 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Sacajaweau

Oh heck yeah! I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near him the last few days!

I bet SNL will be doing something on this.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 3:59:06 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Impala64ssa

Here's a letter from Mayor Richard Feder of Fort Lee,New Jersey....

6 posted on 01/09/2014 3:59:27 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“It’s always something.”


7 posted on 01/09/2014 3:59:55 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sacajaweau
He's not even a good liar.

Agreed, but that does not slow a (pathological?) liar from lying.

Related, his "aide" Wildstein just pleaded the fifth a dozen or so times about this.

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8 posted on 01/09/2014 4:01:12 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Irenic
Deceptive...had some gut sucking done secretly, too.

Then I think he was on Leno...sucking on a donut...fat lard. The guys a joke.

Might as well lower the flag to half staff...he's a goner.

9 posted on 01/09/2014 4:02:09 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Impala64ssa
Lets see:

run guns to Mexican drug gangs - not a scandal

use the IRS against your political opponents - not a scandal

run guns to Mexican terrorists attacking a US embassy - not a scandal

close traffic on a bridge to make life miserable for people - STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!

10 posted on 01/09/2014 4:02:19 PM PST by wny
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To: Impala64ssa

Krispy creamed himself. He’s not a good liar. He’s the ‘Rat in the maze.


11 posted on 01/09/2014 4:07:59 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: wny

All of those things are scandals, including the Christie one.

One reason this story may (unfortunately) have more legs than the three Obama scandals listed is that there are publicly-available documents involving people very close to Christie. Imagine if IRS scandal involved an email from, say, Valerie Jarret instructing the IRS to go after conservatives. I don’t think even the MSM could have ignored that.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 4:08:34 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Sacajaweau

I feel bad for him on the fat thing. I know it bothers/hurts him but he tries to laugh and play along with it. I try not to pick on his size. Though his big mouth and attitude is certainly worthy of jabs!


13 posted on 01/09/2014 4:08:35 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Impala64ssa
Christie said he couldn't pick the Fort Lee Mayor "out of a lineup"

Who can argue with that, they all look the same......

14 posted on 01/09/2014 4:08:48 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: wny

yeah...


15 posted on 01/09/2014 4:09:18 PM PST by 88keys ("work and purpose"...election 2014!)
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To: mountainlion

‘I wouldn’t have been able to pick him out of a line-up.’

Is Christie implying that the democratic mayor of Fort Lee is a criminal?


16 posted on 01/09/2014 4:09:39 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Is he implying that he should be “in a lineup” to be picked out??

You beat me to it :)

17 posted on 01/09/2014 4:09:39 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Impala64ssa
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he couldn't pick the Fort Lee Mayor "out of a lineup" at his news conference Thursday.

If you were to look up a dictionary definition of "unfortunate phraseology", that sentence is what you'd find.

18 posted on 01/09/2014 4:10:25 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Delta Dawn

Is Christie implying that the democratic mayor of Fort Lee is a criminal?-

Good one. Probably a professional Curtice.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 4:11:51 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Sacajaweau
"Can I have the rest of the bag, Dave?"


20 posted on 01/09/2014 4:13:01 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Judging from the segments of his "apology" on CBS evening news, Christie comes across as beyond disgusting. Nothing he said explains why (even if he believed his staff members) he didn't get right on it and try to solve the problem. Really...for the governor of NJ, impeded access to NYC is a huge issue.

He didn't make any sense. Since he accepts responsibility, he should be charged with all of those crimes involved with that deliberate mayham. Accepting responsibility means accepting consequences, doesn't it?

21 posted on 01/09/2014 4:14:07 PM PST by grania
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To: wny

The Liberals will over reach on this, and I am no Christie fan.

There may be more to come out, but if this is it, depend on Democrats to flog it anyway. They fear him against Hillary and will do their best to keep this alive.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 4:14:19 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Christie Says He Couldn't Pick Fort Lee Mayor 'Out of a Lineup'

I don't understand. I can pick Charlie Rangle, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, etc. out of a line up.

What's the problem?

5.56mm

23 posted on 01/09/2014 4:16:36 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Sacajaweau
Might as well lower the flag to half staff...he's a goner.

He may well be a goner, but if so, that'll be no loss. America needs fewer, not more Vichy Republicans.

24 posted on 01/09/2014 4:18:09 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Irenic

Sorry...the guy said he loves food. Bet he’s never been to the Y in his life and does absolutely no physical labor.


25 posted on 01/09/2014 4:18:38 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Impala64ssa

It’s not the mayor you moron. It inconvenienced the people who lived there. Not counting the lady who died because of you. Couldn’t sleep for two days? Interesting since you just mentioned you knew about it later. Time travel????


26 posted on 01/09/2014 4:19:28 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: Delta Dawn

It is an interesting choice of words.


27 posted on 01/09/2014 4:21:30 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Oh.. never mind.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 4:23:23 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Impala64ssa

I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if this all came out because of Gates book on the Kenyan. “I thought we wuz pals Mr. Obama” Bwa ha ha the RINO gets screeewed!


29 posted on 01/09/2014 4:26:46 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Sacajaweau

He does love food, I’m sure of that but that doesn’t mean it isn’t where his goat is tied.

I guess I avoid it because I can see it in his face when he talks about it—it bothers him.

I think it’s more so I don’t feel bad poking his weak spot than it is about what I think of his feelings. :p


30 posted on 01/09/2014 4:28:24 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I, Roseanne Roseannadanna, wuz so depressed I thought I wuz gonna DIE!
31 posted on 01/09/2014 4:28:41 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: grania

Sorry...that’s not exactly a bridge to nowhere. No way he didn’t know it was going to happen.


32 posted on 01/09/2014 4:29:12 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Impala64ssa

I have not been keeping up with this so what is it about? Why did he close the bridge, where did to go, etc? I have my own problems right now like having a so called friend lying to me for years. The creep!


33 posted on 01/09/2014 4:52:06 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Impala64ssa
Kris Krispy Kreme didn't know nothin' about nothin.

He found out about it from PMSNBC, and he's as outraged as we are!

34 posted on 01/09/2014 5:15:26 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: grania
I'm no fan of Christie, but it's important to get the facts of this case straight. The media reports about the incident make it sound like Christie's minions ordered the Port Authority of NY & NJ to shut down the George Washington Bridge -- one of the busiest sections of roadway in North America (the bridge carries 14 lanes of I-95 between New Jersey and New York City).

What really happened was that the facility managers shut down two of the three entrance lanes that feed the bridge from the local streets of Fort Lee. From what I can tell, other traffic wasn't disrupted and may have even flowed better across the bridge that day.

If there was a political side to this, it's probably driven by a long-running battle among various state transportation agencies who are trying to figure out why Fort Lee residents get three entrance lanes to the eastbound (NYC-bound) bridge, while the rest of North America -- including converging highways such as I-80, I-95, US Route 46, State Route 4, and the Palisades Parkway -- has to deal with the inevitable daily bottlenecks at the bridge.

35 posted on 01/09/2014 5:57:18 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Christie might survive all of this if the Republican primary voters remain so uninformed about everything political. Most probably don’t know about it at all.


36 posted on 01/09/2014 6:02:22 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Does this idiot know when to shut up? He's digging himself in deeper and deeper and deeper -- not that that's a bad thing.

I'll never forgive him for the "arm and arm" with Obama.


37 posted on 01/09/2014 6:15:52 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: wny
I was thinking the same thing. If this was Obimbo the media would believe his ridiculous lies and then change the subject.
38 posted on 01/09/2014 8:29:20 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Impala64ssa
When Christie started his love fest with Obama, he lost my vote.

Put a pitchfork in that dude, his lard arse is done.

39 posted on 01/10/2014 3:59:20 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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