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Gov. Chris Christie’s load of bull: Fired aide Bridget Kelly merely a patsy
NY Daily News ^ | 1/10/14 | NY Daily News Editorial Board

Posted on 01/10/2014 4:44:32 AM PST by jimbo123

Gov. Chris Christie’s load of bull: Fired aide Bridget Kelly merely a patsy in attempt to shelter Port Authority cronies, himself

What did the governor know about the George Washington Bridge lane closures, and when did he know it? Ex-Port Authority executive David Wildstein pleaded the Fifth Wednesday, so we wait until an independent investigation can reveal the whole story.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s one-hour-and-forty-seven-minute self-serving, self-pitying display of contrition on Thursday was a climactic act in a brazen cover-up that threatens to further unravel his political career.

Ever so thoroughly the governor scoured the thesaurus for words of apology, regret and painless self-flagellation while nervily playing the victim and mercilessly destroying the aide who played only a supporting role for the George Washington Bridge political revenge plot. Christie needed blood to express his outrage to the public, so he drew it from deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly for the sin, the governor said, of lying to him. Perhaps, Kelly did lie, although it seems incredible that anyone would flat-out attempt to deceive an intense, emergency inquiry.

Regardless, Christie made roadkill of Kelly and his former campaign manager while wholly exempting the close pals who were central to the lane-closure conspiracy that caused four days of gridlock and dangerously slowed emergency response in Fort Lee. Pathetic.

The governor gave three truly guilty parties, David Wildstein, Bill Baroni and David Samson, passes. Each is a Christie lieutenant who held a high position at the authority. While their exact roles are still hidden — and Christie saw no reason to inquire about them — each either engineered, concealed or did nothing about the interstate transportation outrage.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: bridgegate; chrischristie; christie2016; gope; karlrove; reincepriebus; rino; rnc; vichyrepublicans
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1 posted on 01/10/2014 4:44:32 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I’m sure Bridget will be working next week for a Christie buddy....and probably with a big raise. I think you can tell from her email that she got a go ahead before she did this.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 4:46:12 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

“I’m sure Bridget will be working next week for a Christie buddy....and probably with a big raise.”

Another favorite ploy is to have a publisher issue a book contract for a book they never expect to receive. It works like this. You contact a publishing buddy and negotiate giving them x dollars of which they keep a percentage and pass the rest along in a contract. Total deniability and perfect laundering.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 4:49:21 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: jimbo123

Was he insinuating that Bridget went out and moved the cones herself? No one else was involved?


4 posted on 01/10/2014 4:49:33 AM PST by kempster
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To: kempster

If it was all Bridget’s fault, why is David Wildstein pleading the Fifth?


5 posted on 01/10/2014 4:51:06 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

What he did is crap and he should pay the process.

Its nothing compared to the multitude of abuses by Bam bam


6 posted on 01/10/2014 4:51:26 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jimbo123

I’m sure the Daily News is all over Obama as well. The biggest liar we’ve had in the White House.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 4:52:51 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: driftdiver

Obama is a crap piece of turd. The Rove-Priebus-Christie GOP should hold themselves to a higher standard of behavior.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 4:53:17 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Here's the problem...When the bridge was closed and everything disrupted, you can't tell me Christie wasn't on the phone to everyone involved.

And if he wasn't, why not??

That's why I know he's lying his a** off.

9 posted on 01/10/2014 4:54:25 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123

I am sure Bridget’s severance settlement was generous.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 4:56:29 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Sacajaweau

We do know Christie was on the phone with Karl Rove and Reince Priebus and had them cut off campaign funds to Ken Cuccinelli and divert the money to him and his cronies.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 4:59:35 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Absolutely, doesn’t matter if we don’t win.

Rove-Priebus-Christie should be removed from office/power but focusing on this one incident only plays into the lefty agenda. They should be removed because the are RINOs.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 4:59:51 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jimbo123
What did the governor know about the George Washington Bridge lane closures, and when did he know it?

Via the magic of hypocritical liberal righteousness, the editorial board of the Daily News knows exactly who is lying and who was involved.

Unfortunately, the flawless Daily News scandar has still not picked up a single blip on their screen about Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, Fast & Furious, etc.

13 posted on 01/10/2014 5:00:44 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Again, the Rove-Priebus-Christie GOP should hold themselves to a higher standard than the crap-turd Obama and his collaborators in the liberal media.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 5:04:06 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Reasonable speculation. Now what do you say we turn this kind of attention to Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, etc.?


15 posted on 01/10/2014 5:05:55 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: jimbo123

I have never trusted Krispy. Not that I have any damning info but when you do a Barak Obama storm invitation for everyone to see, what’s the point?


16 posted on 01/10/2014 5:07:42 AM PST by wita
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Now what do you say we turn this kind of attention to Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, etc.?

Darrell Issa is conducting hearings into to all these scandals (when he's not working on his Amnesty bill).
17 posted on 01/10/2014 5:08:41 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

You left out Obamacare..........


18 posted on 01/10/2014 5:12:11 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123

Christie is a politician. Politicians should not be trusted by anyone. Republican, Democrat, Communist; doesn’t matter. The country will not survive unless the media returns to a state where they distrust and question every politician equally. As long as the media cheerleads for one side, we will continue slipping back into tyranny.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 5:14:14 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Sacajaweau
Here's the problem...When the bridge was closed and everything disrupted, you can't tell me Christie wasn't on the phone to everyone involved. And if he wasn't, why not??

There won't be any e-trail leading to Christie. Politicians hire people who know what the politicians want. If Christie wanted to make things difficult for the Mayor of a small NJ town (pop 35,732), he didn't need to actually say anything.

Do you think Obama actually told the IRS to persecute conservative organizations before the 2012 election? Or just hired people who knew it was what he wanted?

20 posted on 01/10/2014 5:14:30 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: jimbo123

On “Fox and Friends” the headline was that Christie was being “attacked by the mainstream media” at 8 this morning.

They should have added that Christie was being “defended by the RINOstream media”.

During the preceding hour Christie supporter Rudy Giuliani was defending him on “F and F”.

I’m not being sucked in to defend Christie or his passing the buck to others with the firings and spin talk yesterday.


21 posted on 01/10/2014 5:14:49 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: jimbo123

That’s a key Alinski tactic, to hold your opposition accountable to their own standards, while you operate unconstrained, since you posses no standards.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 5:14:59 AM PST by G Larry
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Good point. Obama is our number one problem plus all of his goons.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 5:15:43 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: jimbo123

Looks like FReepers are employing their hatred for Christie as their measure for his guilt.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 5:17:43 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Sooth2222

I understand what you’re saying....but in this case....(because there’s nothing criminal involved) when someone takes the 5th...he’s not protecting himself.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 5:19:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: dead

You are correct ... to New Yorkers a fart in New York/New Jersey is the equivalent of deaths and lying about Benghazi, the IRS manipulation, the NSA spying under Obama, Fast & Furious lying and murders, Knock-out Assaults etc.
I think their stinking attitudes will finally metastasizes with the new Mayor.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 5:19:41 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: jimbo123

My favorite comment came from Laura Ingraham last night when she said Christie would have to win over the establishment Republicans to get the nomination and this could hurt him. Isn’t he part of the establishment?


27 posted on 01/10/2014 5:20:46 AM PST by kempster
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To: Sooth2222

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-chris-christie-bridge-official-takes-5th-20140109,0,5539696.story#axzz2q09OiJYl


28 posted on 01/10/2014 5:21:07 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: wita

Agree. Kristie Kreme is in this thing up to his eyeballs. That mea culpa press conference was a fake. More shoes to drop. Gov. Kreme is toast.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 5:24:46 AM PST by twister881
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To: jimbo123
I have been wondering who no one has picked up on this little fact as explained on Rush Limbaugh's show.
RUSH: Now you got the New York Times saying (paraphrasing), "We're not moved by this. He may have apologized, but that doesn't mean that this bridge scandal is over." They think this could still be the end of his career. CNN's not letting go. CNN just said this is only the beginning. Let's go to the audio sound bites. Here's Christie. We've got two of them. Listen carefully. Both of these are from today, the press conference. Here's the first one. Listen carefully.

CHRISTIE: Believe me, John, I haven't had a lot of sleep the last two nights, and I've been doing a lot of soul-searching. I'm sick over this.

RUSH: I haven't had a lot of sleep the last two nights. A lot of soul-searching, sick over this, haven't had a lot of sleep the last two nights. Here's the next bite.

CHRISTIE: I was done with my workout yesterday morning, and got a call from my communications director at about 8:50, 8:55 informing me of this story that had just broken on the Bergen Record website, that was the first time I knew about this. It's the first time I had seen any of the documents that were revealed yesterday.

RUSH: Look, I gotta ask, then why didn't he sleep the first night? He said, "I haven't had a lot of sleep the last two nights, lot of soul-searching. But I just found out about this yesterday after my workout."

Interesting. Maybe a slip of the tongue, or just a slip up?

30 posted on 01/10/2014 5:28:28 AM PST by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: jimbo123

This is just another distraction away our nations’ real problem, a federal entity that seeks to enslave and control every behavioral aspect of the population of the United States of America. Comparably, this is a parking violation to what Obama and the entire criminal democrat party does on a daily basis.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 5:32:45 AM PST by TruthFactor (Tag-free, for now.)
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To: G Larry

Krispy has been quick with very vocal judgement of many conservative politicians for less (or non-existent) offenses. Do some of us enjoy seeing him deal with his own mud storm?.... You bet.


32 posted on 01/10/2014 5:35:31 AM PST by csivils
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To: jimbo123

My point was about the media in general and the Obama suckup Daily News in particular.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 5:36:40 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sacajaweau
When the bridge was closed and everything disrupted, you can't tell me Christie wasn't on the phone to everyone involved. And if he wasn't, why not?? That's why I know he's lying his a** off.

The bridge was not closed. Two out of ten toll booth lanes were closed.

And if Christie wasn't in on it, there would be no reason he would know about. The GWB is a snarled mess two out of five days every week.

At the time, only those involved knew this particular traffic jam was a petty political punishment. It looked like just another crappy commute.

34 posted on 01/10/2014 5:38:56 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/timeline_of_the_port_authoritys_george_washington_bridge_lane_closure_controversy.html


35 posted on 01/10/2014 5:45:23 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123
He was sad.

He was angry.

Then, he latched onto the excuse that he was told the traffic slowdown was part of a traffic study. Once he latched onto that, he repeated it a dozen times during the presser. It was reminiscent of Obama/Rice/Clinton and the movie that upset the Middle East and caused the Benghazi attacks.

I have a feeling this is just the tip of a bigger iceberg and the MSM/Opposition Researchers smell blood.

Christie did seemingly contradict himself. At one point, he said he knew nothing (in Sgt. Schultz style) until about 8:55 a.m. on Wednesday. During another commentary, he said he was kept awake by this 'crisis' and had not slept for 2 nights. Uh o. That would put his knowing about the 'crisis' on Tuesday.

O what a tangled web we weave ...

36 posted on 01/10/2014 5:46:01 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Read Post # 5...go to Dec 2...and read on...


37 posted on 01/10/2014 5:50:34 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: TomGuy

Whoops...Post #35


38 posted on 01/10/2014 5:50:59 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: dead

They closed down a couple a lanes on a local entrance to the toll plaza. The media did not even bother to send reporters to look at the landscape. As for the lady who died, the family said she was dead when the ambulance arrived at the home, the ambulance was in no hurry to get to the hospital, they were headed for the morgue not the emergency room. As for Fort Lee, the residents of that town are not known for their driving skills, if you know what I mean.


39 posted on 01/10/2014 5:52:52 AM PST by gusty
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To: TomGuy

Funny thing is that the RATS and the LSM held their fire and waited until Christie signed their NJ Amnesty bill before they threw him under the bus.

And how long did they wait after the NJ Amnesty bill was signed? One day!

Chris Christie signs, lauds N.J. DREAM Act
1/7/14 4:45 PM EST

Scandal imperils Chris Christie’s no-nonsense image
1/8/14 1:53 PM EST

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/chris-christie-new-jersey-dream-act-101856.html

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/chris-christie-bridge-scandal-101909.html


40 posted on 01/10/2014 5:52:56 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: dead
Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, Fast & Furious, etc.

Moral equivalency never goes anywhere, and certainly not when the events happened to the other party. It hints at excusism: he did it, so why can't we?


41 posted on 01/10/2014 5:53:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: jimbo123

Obama is a lying murderer but that doesn’t matter. We just have to clear the table for Hitlery to ascend to her throne.


42 posted on 01/10/2014 5:55:07 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage
This Hitlery?


43 posted on 01/10/2014 5:57:23 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Well, Kelly can sign up for unemployment next week. Who knows, she might even get the extended benefits, if those dang Republicans quit obstructing poor Harry Reid in his effort to give the unemployed a source of income.


44 posted on 01/10/2014 6:01:02 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sacajaweau
Here's the problem...When the bridge was closed and everything disrupted, you can't tell me Christie wasn't on the phone to everyone involved.

Didn't any reporter ax fat boy that question during this marathon of a presser?

Kinda like what was obama doing during the whole night when a US consulate was under attack by an unruly mob, incited by a porn video, and the US Ambassador and three other Americans were left to be slaughtered by mooselimbs.

Why are three lanes of traffic more critical than 4 American lives?

I hate the drive by media and all their cronies.

45 posted on 01/10/2014 6:10:57 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: jimbo123

That’s the daily news, a left-leaning rag written for low-intelligence people with a limited command of the English language and who speak only in words of 1 or 2 syllables.


46 posted on 01/10/2014 6:13:37 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: jimbo123

bttt


47 posted on 01/10/2014 6:14:22 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: I want the USA back
low-intelligence people with a limited command of the English language and who speak only in words of 1 or 2 syllables.

Sounds like a description of the NJ voters who voted for Christie.
48 posted on 01/10/2014 6:16:33 AM PST by jimbo123
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And Christie’s a patsy.

This stupid mafia tactics story took Gates right off the pages

If the DNC or BO admin had it on ice just for a special occasion it would not be surprising

Christie won’t be able to cry about his BFF, Obie’s betrayal to anyone, not even his own wife.


49 posted on 01/10/2014 6:21:58 AM PST by stanne
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To: Sooth2222
There won't be any e-trail leading to Christie. Politicians hire people who know what the politicians want

Exactly. I used to work in the business. If you are a high level staffer you can't do your job unless you know how to think like the boss. Once the boss is confident that you do think like him, you are given a wide latitude to make important decisions on your own. There's no doubt in my mind that Christie's operation had a culture of "the b^stards who mess with us will pay dearly." Once that is established, he can keep his hands clean of the dirty stuff.

50 posted on 01/10/2014 6:25:54 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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