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After Chris Christie’s Performance
NY Times ^ | 1/9/14 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Posted on 01/10/2014 10:54:38 AM PST by jimbo123

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey issued repeated apologies Thursday for the abuse of office that now threatens to undermine his political future. Though he sounded remorseful — and clearly sorry that this scandal might sink his ambitions for national office — he blamed his staff for making him a victim. Unbeknown to him, he said, they shut down lanes to the George Washington Bridge to create a four-day traffic jam to punish a local mayor who failed to endorse him in last year’s election.

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, appearing contrite, held a nearly two-hour news conference in Trenton on Thursday.‘Very Sad’ Chris Christie Extends Apology in Bridge ScandalJAN. 9, 2014 He said he fired his “stupid” and “deceitful” deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, “because she lied to me” about the gridlock scheme. Mr. Christie has also asked a Republican operative and former campaign adviser, Bill Stepien, to withdraw as a candidate to take over the state Republican Party. He, too, was on the email chain. Two of Mr. Christie’s appointees to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Wildstein and Bill Baroni, resigned in December as news of the traffic vendetta became public.

Through his 108-minute news conference, Mr. Christie insisted over and over that he knew absolutely nothing about this illegal scheme. He was “blindsided” with the news on Wednesday morning, he said. That was the first time he said he saw emails showing how his aides gleefully plotted to shut down traffic lanes to punish Mayor Mark Sokolich of Fort Lee, N.J. For that reason, he said he is “embarrassed and humiliated.” This version of reality simply does not add up.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; corruption; newjerseyfatman
P.S. Thank you for signing the NJ Democrat Amnesty Bill on Tuesday. Yours Truly, The NY Times Editorial Board.
1 posted on 01/10/2014 10:54:39 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

As a prosecutor Krispy should have known better, the longer you talk the longer crap can come back to bite you in the rear end...

The Dims were celebrating, not for an immediate take down of Krispy, but for one that will no doubt occur AFTER the 2016 RNC convention if Krispy is selected as either pres or vice pres candidate....


2 posted on 01/10/2014 10:57:35 AM PST by GraceG
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To: jimbo123
Meet the The New York Times Editorial Board

I am already sick to my near death of the Christie Story.
3 posted on 01/10/2014 11:00:00 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Oh no you’re not. It’s designed and timed to cover the ever more important Gates disclosure of bad characters all around including his own

You’ll sit down and you’ll take it, as Bogey would say


4 posted on 01/10/2014 11:06:14 AM PST by stanne
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To: jimbo123

Too bad they don’t hold their lord and savior Obama to the same high standard...


5 posted on 01/10/2014 11:06:55 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: jimbo123

I don’t care about RINO Christie, but everyone realize that this is the media’s distraction of the week/month to keep the focus off of Obamacare.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 11:07:43 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: GraceG

Correct. Allowing this to go on this long was a stupid mistake. Sorry for all those FReepers who saw this as a killer performance in crisis management, but anyone who has experience in such things will tell you that Christie couldn’t have handled it much worse.

But since it will nip his POTUS ambitions in the bud, I don’t care.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 11:09:27 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: jimbo123

8 posted on 01/10/2014 11:10:29 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: onyx
--Meet the The New York Times Editorial Board--

Interesting collection. Are any of them US citizens?

9 posted on 01/10/2014 11:11:40 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: jimbo123
MR. OBAMA

TEAR DOWN THESE BARRYCADES

10 posted on 01/10/2014 11:11:44 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: onyx

not a lot of diversity there...


11 posted on 01/10/2014 11:15:24 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: FReepers
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12 posted on 01/10/2014 11:16:30 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: stanne

It’s designed and timed to cover the ever more important Gates disclosure of bad characters all around including his own


True, but it’s important for people that are discussing Christie for 2016 to see what a thug he is. I have no doubts that this came directly from him.


13 posted on 01/10/2014 11:18:17 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: jimbo123

I could care less about Christie. He was the one hugging Obama a few days before the ‘12 election. He is nothing but a socialist in sheep’s clothing! Let’s go down on the side of righteousness and conservatism. Ted Cruz 2016!


14 posted on 01/10/2014 11:19:44 AM PST by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: onyx
Meet the The New York Times Editorial Board

"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy ..."

15 posted on 01/10/2014 11:20:40 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor; JPG

They’re rejects from Putin’s politburo...lol.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 11:23:18 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: stanne

JMJ!

The research committee of whatever they’re calling themselves, already has 1000 pages of documents.

Let’s see what’s revealed, if anything.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 11:25:20 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: leapfrog0202

I assume people can see that and if not, to realize that anyone without an impeccable character and superior leadership and classic education cannot get to that level in New Jersey without a command of the practice of thuggery, especially after seeing the turncoaperfoance prancing with his Sandy BFF and our nemesis, BO, but I know i expect too much

Is it too much to expect this story to not sound as if he blew up the bridge, dwarfing, for the moment all of the worse things BO is doing to the very fabric of our society ?


18 posted on 01/10/2014 11:27:00 AM PST by stanne
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To: stanne
You’ll sit down and you’ll take it, as Bogey would say

For some reason, this whole saga reminds me of Sydney Greenstreet and Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre) in the Bogart film "The Maltese Falcon".

I guess the bird is the presidency, but I can't help but think of Peter Lorre complaining about being made to tell such a stupid story that made him look like a perfect idiot.
19 posted on 01/10/2014 11:29:04 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Its very Maltese Falcon

I guess we were tapping into the tone and even the theme

It was just that slapping around that I pictured didnt even know which flick nor the victim

But you’re right, that’s the scene


20 posted on 01/10/2014 11:35:22 AM PST by stanne
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To: DJ MacWoW

Now that’s impressive. BO can shut down the govt thee parks the WWII mem. And not only deflect blame but blame the whole thing in a freshman senator

And then its forgotten


21 posted on 01/10/2014 11:39:17 AM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

Plenty of RINOs around to play the part of Wilmer.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 11:39:42 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I often compare it all to Shakespeare political dramas, pick any one, but good old Dashiell Hammett comes through


23 posted on 01/10/2014 11:42:32 AM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

All the doing of the MSM. The public buys what they’re told.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 11:43:18 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

They’re not watching enough classic drama. Same story same characters. It goes back to (and beyond) Richard III, lady Macbeth, and Brus/Marc Antony

Bogey, Olivier and Dench captured it.

The viewers could take a sober look at all the hand-wringing and share eking and put it into perspective, but they have no perspective, nor, BYW, sense of humor, and see this for what it is. A scam pulled out of a drawer at the right time


25 posted on 01/10/2014 11:50:46 AM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

Their attention is focused on sound bytes and reality TV.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 11:52:20 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Silly.

And Christie is silly. All thugs who fool around with power get caught

They’re not going to let him advance. He has a purpose on their plying field.

At this point it will take a whole lot of wisdom to get beyond what the dopey republicans have done to the conservative position

But falling for this as a real scandal is silly.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 11:55:44 AM PST by stanne
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To: stanne
Yes it is. Especially after what we've seen Obama pull off.

I won't cry for Christie though. He's a Rino.

28 posted on 01/10/2014 12:00:02 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: jimbo123

Not to defend Chris Krispy Kreme, but how is it somehow bad when he blames his staff for a relatively minor problem, but at the same time it is just fine and dandy that Obama blames Bush and/or the Republicans for everything under the Sun (including hangnails) that he creates?

Nothing like hypocricy, NY SLIMES!


29 posted on 01/10/2014 12:02:53 PM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Ancesthntr

The media will build him back up in the Republican primaries and, if he gets the nomination, will then use this incident as part of its campaign to ensure he loses to the Dem. Same process used for McCain and Romney.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 12:10:57 PM PST by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: stanne

Now how about a NY Times editorial calling for a special prosecutor to look in Begnhazi where an ambassador and four others were murdered.? Oh, forgot, “What difference does it now make”?


31 posted on 01/10/2014 12:29:21 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

The bigger crime is always going to be gates coming in and dissing the bamster. Got to shut that down.

Oy I’m watching too much imus


32 posted on 01/10/2014 12:38:06 PM PST by stanne
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