Skip to comments.Port Authority rife with ugly politics
Posted on 01/10/2014 7:53:27 PM PST by lowbridge
The scandal isnt just that a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered up massive gridlock at the Fort Lee entrance to the George Washington Bridge in retaliation for the Fort Lee mayors refusal to endorse Christies re-election bid. Its that Port Authority officials went ahead with that political hit.
In a two-hour news conference Thursday, Christie said he was humiliated by the actions of his PA appointee, Bill Baroni, Baronis subordinate and old Christie classmate David Wildstein and top gubernatorial aide Bridget Anne Kelly, all now quit or fired.
But this cant just be fixed by resignations and firings and not just because the stunt caused life-threatening gridlock when ambulances couldnt get through. The biggest outrage is that the Port Authority is making any decisions based on raw short-term politics.
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FU NYS and NJ....
New Jersey, you can get in for free. But you have to pay to get out.
This is news?
Talk about media living in a bubble...Well no, more like “Talk about media using long held knowledge to their political advantage”.
Like anyone exists on the planet that doesn’t know how corrupt NY/NJ are. Especially the Mafia...er Port Authority.
So the Port Authority is corrupt. Nothing new.
While I don’t belive for a minute that”Krispy Kreme”didn’t know ALL about this,it CANNOT be compared with the manifold SCANDALS(Benghazi,IRS,etc.,etc.,)that surround OBONGO!!!
It’s like two tom cats fighting over which one has the bigger **** but it’s the public that has the obscene stuff done to it.
Sort of like the I R S?
Whether Christi knew it or not does not paint the true picture. Christi plays hard ball politics in a corrupt state. I would suspect he is just as corrupt as the democrat politicos in his state. No high ranking assistant to the governor would do something like this on her own unless she thought it is politics as usual.
If Christi did not know about this, and I suspect he did not, why in the hell would he hire some of his closets staffers that would do such things?
The democrats in New Jersey are corrupt and I would suspect the same of Christi. I suspect the democrats have killed the candidacy of the Republican that would be a sure loss to the democrat.
Thank You democrats!
I just finished reading THE POWER BROKER by Robert Caro. The PA was set up that way, and seems to be beyond the control of any government entity.
US Attorney in New Jersey Seeks FBI’s Help in Bridge-Gate Probe
Thursday, January 9, 2014 11:01 AM
By: Newsmax Wires
The U.S. attorney in New Jersey is opening an inquiry into claims that public officials orchestrated the massive traffic snarl on the busy George Washington Bridge to settle a political score and has asked the FBI to help.
The probe announcement came Thursday as Gov. Chris Christie, a possible Republican White House contender, spent the day addressing the brewing scandal over his staff’s role in orchestrating the traffic jam after a local mayor declined to endorse Christie’s re-election bid.
AG Eric Holder Is Investigating Lane Closures On The Washington Bridge But Not IRS Harassment
This is banana republic politics.