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Christie Ally Resigns In Wake of George Washington Bridge Controversy [last month]
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/13/2013 | Ted Mann and Heather Haddon

Posted on 01/13/2014 6:11:18 PM PST by PieterCasparzen

Gov. Chris Christie announced the resignation Friday of Bill Baroni, his top executive appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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Mr. Baroni is the second of Mr. Christie’s political allies to resign from the Port Authority over the bridge matter. David Wildstein, a subordinate to Mr. Baroni and longtime associate of Mr. Christie who ordered the lane closures and that they be kept secret from local and New York officials, resigned last week.

Mr. Christie suggested that Mr. Baroni’s resignation was not connected to the bridge controversy. “Senator Baroni offered his resignation and I accepted it,” he said at a news conference Friday. “But this was nothing I hadn’t planned already.”

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Executive Director Patrick Foye, Mr. Baroni’s counterpart, alerted his top communications aide that he intended to “get word out” about the reopening of the bridge lanes on the morning of Sept. 13. The lane closures had occurred without the consent of Mr. Foye, the top executive appointee of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who had not been advised of them, or the ensuing traffic jams they caused.

His email prompted a quick response from Mr. Baroni.

“Pat we need to discuss prior to any communications,” Mr. Baroni wrote to Mr. Foye and Lisa MacSpadden, Mr. Foye’s spokeswoman.

“Bill we are going to fix this fiasco,” Mr. Foye wrote back.

“I am on way to office to discuss,” Mr. Baroni typed back from his iPhone. “There can be no public discourse.”

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(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: christie
This article is 30 days old.

This was kept very quiet until last week.

1 posted on 01/13/2014 6:11:18 PM PST by PieterCasparzen
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To: PieterCasparzen

I never knew she was involved...

2 posted on 01/13/2014 6:12:37 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Before she was guilty.

3 posted on 01/13/2014 6:12:45 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: PieterCasparzen

EVERYONE involved should be fired

They had to know they were closing the bridge lanes for NOTHING


4 posted on 01/13/2014 6:16:51 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: P.O.E.

8 seconds!


5 posted on 01/13/2014 6:17:58 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: P.O.E.
Guilty.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 6:18:08 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: GeronL

That look could definitely stop some traffic.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 6:18:41 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Jeez, I show up all set to post a picture of a faded actress, and find I’m about 7th in line. Guess I won’t bother.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 6:19:03 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: smokingfrog
A bulk commodity.
9 posted on 01/13/2014 6:20:15 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Mr. K

Including the stay puft marshmallow man


10 posted on 01/13/2014 6:20:47 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: South40

dddaaaaaaaaannnngggg


11 posted on 01/13/2014 6:20:50 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Amazing how many of us warped FReepers had the same idea from the headline


12 posted on 01/13/2014 6:21:40 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: South40; GeronL

Is that Chris in a white wig ?

Any photoshoppers around ?


13 posted on 01/13/2014 6:23:10 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: GeronL

I donut spel wel. tot it was bout boling.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 6:30:01 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: GeronL; South40

She lost weight again.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 6:30:03 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: PieterCasparzen

"Sit down, Chris and order off the regular menu."

16 posted on 01/13/2014 6:33:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: GeronL

LOL! My exact thoughts.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 6:34:46 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL. oh, what can you do. Pollyticianwood.

Who’s the least scariest to have signing executive orders - Chrissy ? Obama ? Hillary ? Kirstie ?


18 posted on 01/13/2014 6:39:44 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: GeronL

See what happens when you try to be nice? I hesitated about 8 seconds on whether to show the guilty or not guilty version.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 6:43:50 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

I kind of thought about it too

I was also thinking of posting the same pic to the “breastfeeding peer counselors” thread


20 posted on 01/13/2014 6:45:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
damn, first thing that came to my mind too...
21 posted on 01/13/2014 7:03:52 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

we probably all need some kind of help


22 posted on 01/13/2014 7:07:37 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
LOL... 100%!
23 posted on 01/13/2014 7:14:05 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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