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Christie Not Sure When He Learned of Bridge Lane Closures
Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/12/14 | TED MANN

Posted on 01/13/2014 5:45:08 AM PST by jimbo123

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has given two different timelines of when he learned of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge after they were imposed by his aides, allegedly for political reasons.

Local lanes of the bridge connecting New York City to New Jersey were diverted for five days in September, ostensibly for a traffic study. It later emerged that Christie allies had engineered the closures, which caused massive traffic jams in Fort Lee, N.J., whose mayor didn't endorse Mr. Christie. The governor said he had no knowledge of his allies' involvement in the closures.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; gope; idontrecall; idontremember; rino; rnc
SOS time for Karl Rove, Reince Priebus, the rest of the GOP-e and the Chamber of Amnesty.
1 posted on 01/13/2014 5:45:08 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Your donut is done. You may now stick a fork in it. Crispy + 15 minutes of fame = over.


2 posted on 01/13/2014 5:47:55 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: jimbo123

Oh no.....The old....”I don’t remember”....Must have talked to his attorney...


3 posted on 01/13/2014 5:53:26 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123

I don’t think very much of Christie, and if he did something wrong or had others do wrong on his behalf he should be punished like anyone else, but...

The amazing magnitude discrepancy between the interest level shown by the MSM in this bridge lane matter when compared with the amount of interest shown in any of Obama’s scandals - especially those resulting in multiple deaths - is mind boggling.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 5:54:09 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: jimbo123

Maybe Obama will come and walk on the beach with him to save his career. Or does that only go one direction


5 posted on 01/13/2014 5:54:23 AM PST by babble-on
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To: jimbo123

He’s lying

now on to what obama did with Benghazi and the IRS


6 posted on 01/13/2014 5:55:54 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jimbo123

All he had to say was, “The first time I heard of this was when my friend Barak called me and said he’d heard about it on the news”.

Done.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 5:57:23 AM PST by whatexit (What a shame that New England has become Old England)
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To: jimbo123

> SOS time for Karl Rove, Reince Priebus, the rest of the GOP-e and the Chamber of Amnesty.

Plan B: Jeb Bush cramdown.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 5:59:01 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Steely Tom

Maybe Christie should consult with Obama on how he does his magic???


9 posted on 01/13/2014 5:59:13 AM PST by Baseballguy (pharaphase (If someone does not believe in heaven or hell - they should not care where they go))
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To: jimbo123

Lets get back to the real scandal like IRS targeting the Tea Party and other conservative business..also what about the murder of those brave service men in Benghazi..Don’t let these bastards keep covering up murder of American service men

I would like to hear Christie mention these things but guess he won’t since B.O is his new best friend..


10 posted on 01/13/2014 6:02:46 AM PST by PLD
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To: jimbo123

Normally i can’t find fault with WSJ articles but this one; “The governor said he had no knowledge of his allies’ involvement in the closures. “
Then ,”Mr. Christie said at last week’s news conference that he didn’t remember where he first read about the traffic problems. “
Learning of the traffic problems and learning of his aides involvement are two different things. One does not contradict the other.
I may not be a fan of his but this is inventing an issue, something i don’t expect from this publication.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 6:03:35 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: babble-on


Memories...
12 posted on 01/13/2014 6:05:44 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Mr. Wildstein and Mr. Baroni have resigned from the Port Authority. Their lawyers didn't respond to requests for comment Sunday. Mr. Wildstein's attorney said last week his client would be willing to testify before the New Jersey legislative committee if he is given immunity.

I say listen to what he has to say, even if you need to give him immunity. Let's hope this fiasco runs Christie from office. This move by Christie to close these lanes was one of the most bone-headed move by any public official I have ever read about. Incredibly bone-headed. Politically suicidal!

13 posted on 01/13/2014 6:11:14 AM PST by rawhide
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To: jimbo123

5 Days! This is causing a major problem in your state for 5 days and you are not on the scene, hour 2, ordering people around for answers?


14 posted on 01/13/2014 6:11:38 AM PST by mom.mom
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To: jimbo123

OK I get it, the government does not want Christie to run for POTUS.

Now let’s investigate to see how much of Obama’s Civitas election database came from IRS, FBI, or CIA sources.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 6:16:46 AM PST by DBrow
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To: wiggen

Thanks for the translation and saving me the time of reading a non story.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 6:17:43 AM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: mom.mom

5 Days! This is causing a major problem in your state for 5 days and you are not on the scene, hour 2, ordering people around for answers?


This is the heart of it: You know that as Governor he was getting complaints. Either he is incompetent or he knew - way back then. And suggesting you have really ornery underlings is no excuse. As leader you are responsible for the environment you create and the actions of your underlings. It is especially true when the emails demonstrate an environment where such banter was a-ok. This isn’t some rogue employee. It is an entire department.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 6:18:27 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

Yes. Put another way, the kind of thugs he hired to run New Jersey would be just the same kind of thugs he would hire to run his EPA, his DOJ, his IRS, his ATF, ... should he be elected POTUS.

The hippopotamus... er, sorry, leopard can’t change his spots.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 6:47:31 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: jimbo123

The only why for Christie to escape this is to become the democrat he always wanted to be.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 7:13:36 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: jimbo123

Take a “useful idiot” and subtract “useful.” What do you get?


20 posted on 01/13/2014 7:19:15 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: mom.mom
5 Days! This is causing a major problem in your state for 5 days and you are not on the scene, hour 2, ordering people around for answers?

Wondering if you have ever commuted across the GWB?

I commuted across that bridge some years ago, and I think there was one day when there wasn't a traffic jam on the bridge. (A hurricane was predicted, everyone was warned to stay out of the city except essential for personnel. The hurricane turned into a rainstorm, but commuters still stayed away.) Construction on the GW bridge began in 1927, the bridge and its approaches are incredibly obsolete. Bumper to bumper traffic with massive delays is the normal state of affairs.

Little doubt Christie had been getting complaints about the GWB traffic since before his inauguration. A traffic jam on the GW is as remarkable as a sunny day in California. According to Google Traffic, there is a traffic jam on the bridge approaches right at this moment.

I've not believed that Christie was either nominatable or electable, but this whole persecution reeks of 2016 politics and Hillary. Worry not about Christie, but that virtually every media "news" outlet is working for the DNC right now.

21 posted on 01/13/2014 7:22:53 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: Sacajaweau

“I can’t recall.”, “Mistakes were made.”, “I am resigning/not running in order to spend more time with my family.”


22 posted on 01/13/2014 7:24:21 AM PST by red river jack
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To: Sacajaweau

The “I don’t remember” may be replaced by “I take full responsibility” knowing that politicians are rarely held responsible for their actions.


23 posted on 01/13/2014 7:32:25 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: Steely Tom
I don't think much of Chris Christie (but)....

Then you should be REJOICING that the media finally did something that helps conservatives. Did you hear Guiliani, Priebus, Karl Rove etc defending him? These people need to get out of the way and let Ted Cruz and those who stand by him run the show. If the media helps us get rid of a very big road block, don't complain. (That's a pretty good pun....pat myself on the back)

I hope they help us take down Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan next and any other disgusting RINO backstabbers the RNC,Chamber of Commerce etc promote.

24 posted on 01/13/2014 7:35:11 AM PST by grania
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To: jimbo123

I still don’t know that they have proven that the aides “engineered” the closures, rather than simply using them for their own political glee.


25 posted on 01/13/2014 8:57:38 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Steely Tom

Thats because Christy doesn’t have the media blackmailed into submission the way hussein does.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 9:20:06 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: jimbo123
It depends on what the meaning of bridge closures is.

He did NOT give orders to close that bridge! (Jabs fat, stubby finger)

27 posted on 01/13/2014 9:22:57 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long
He did NOT give orders to close that bridge!

Not a single tahm...

28 posted on 01/13/2014 10:00:24 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: jimbo123
Major scandal... Al Queda takes back Fallujah. It's a one day day story.

Local politician and local scandal. Wall to wall for weeks.

Absolutely disgusting.

29 posted on 01/13/2014 10:45:20 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Christie is not a conservative. If you are a real conservative, you should be happy with what is happening to him.


30 posted on 01/13/2014 10:52:43 AM PST by jimbo123
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All attention off Obama because of a local scandal?

Major story of Fallujah sidetracked and those soldiers who fought there not highlighted because the media is after Christie and MSM is intent on protecting Obama?

No thanks. I will not be a party to that garbage.

31 posted on 01/13/2014 11:02:11 AM PST by what's up
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To: jimbo123

He’s an f’n DemocRat liar.


32 posted on 01/13/2014 11:03:36 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: what's up

I’m sure Karl Rove and Reince Priebus appreciate your support for Christie.


33 posted on 01/13/2014 11:04:50 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
I don't support Christie.

But highway closures do compare with the loss of Fallujah and expansion of Al Queda which is being covered up by the MSM and which should be the headliner for weeks.

A major disservice to the troops who fought and died in Fallujah.

34 posted on 01/13/2014 11:10:02 AM PST by what's up
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