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  • Chris Christie's camp shut down worlds busiest bridge over political vendetta

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...fic-nightmare/

    Newly discovered emails appear to connect a top aide of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the controversial closure of several lanes on the world’s busiest bridge as political payback against a local mayor.

    “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” Bridget Anne Kelley, deputy chief of staff for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs and a top Christie aide, wrote in an Aug. 13 email sent from her personal account.

    The email was written to David Wildstein, director of interstate capital projects at the Port Authority, which maintains the George Washington Bridge connecting the two states.

    Wildstein replied, “Got it,” also from his personal email account, according to the emails first posted online by The Record and obtained by ABC News...
    Last edited by Bronco Yoda; 01-08-2014, 06:10 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Bronco Yoda View Post
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...fic-nightmare/

    Newly discovered emails appear to connect a top aide of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the controversial closure of several lanes on the world’s busiest bridge as political payback against a local mayor.

    “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” Bridget Anne Kelley, deputy chief of staff for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs and a top Christie aide, wrote in an Aug. 13 email sent from her personal account.

    The email was written to David Wildstein, director of interstate capital projects at the Port Authority, which maintains the George Washington Bridge connecting the two states.

    Wildstein replied, “Got it,” also from his personal email account, according to the emails first posted online by The Record and obtained by ABC News...
    Now it's time for Republicans to make a choice. Either stick with Christie, saying he didn't know what was going on and thus invalidating their criticism of Obama for not knowing what went on with the IRS "scandals", or they turn on him and destroy the one chance they have of making 2016 a race.

    Should be fun to watch.

    :popcorn:

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    • #3
      Originally posted by houghtam View Post
      Now it's time for Republicans to make a choice. Either stick with Christie, saying he didn't know what was going on and thus invalidating their criticism of Obama for not knowing what went on with the IRS "scandals", or they turn on him and destroy the one chance they have of making 2016 a race.

      Should be fun to watch.

      :popcorn:
      Two lanes closed on the GW Bridge.......... Yep, I can see how that makes the IRS scandal look like small potatoes.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pony Boy View Post
        Two lanes closed on the GW Bridge.......... Yep, I can see how that makes the IRS scandal look like small potatoes.
        Apparently reading or deductive reasoning are not necessary skills for junkyard workers.

        How's Chopper doing? Sick any balls lately?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pony Boy View Post
          Two lanes closed on the GW Bridge.......... Yep, I can see how that makes the IRS scandal look like small potatoes.
          It was actually three lanes. And emergency services were also delayed among other things. At least on person died due to this delay according to the report. Who knows how many more.

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          • #6
            #serfsup

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pony Boy View Post
              Two lanes closed on the GW Bridge.......... Yep, I can see how that makes the IRS scandal look like small potatoes.
              DIIIIIIIIING.....bat

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              • #8
                Well now that christie seems to taken himself out of any real shot at running for president,who challenges hillary?
                Last edited by peacepipe; 01-09-2014, 07:22 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fankadeo View Post
                  DIIIIIIIIING.....bat
                  I see you're back on the Mane butt-muncher, your style of posts is a dead giveaway.
                  Last edited by Pony Boy; 01-09-2014, 07:32 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by houghtam View Post
                    Now it's time for Republicans to make a choice. Either stick with Christie, saying he didn't know what was going on and thus invalidating their criticism of Obama for not knowing what went on with the IRS "scandals", or they turn on him and destroy the one chance they have of making 2016 a race.

                    Should be fun to watch.

                    :popcorn:
                    Much like Benghazi/IRS/etc, you'll know how high it goes by who and how many get fired. As we've seen over the last couple years, when no heads roll, you can assume it's because all the good scapegoats can demonstrate it goes higher.

                    Really there should be some criminal charges as well.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bronco Yoda View Post
                      It was actually three lanes. And emergency services were also delayed among other things. At least on person died due to this delay according to the report. Who knows how many more.
                      I'm sure someone will be able to find a youtube video that caused the whole thing to happen.

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                      • #12
                        Standard practice for Christie & co.

                        http://thinkprogress.org/home/2014/0...ired-vendetta/

                        But while Christie claimed that this was “not the way this administration has conducted itself over the last four years” and denied being a bully, accusations ofpolitical retribution have long surrounded the governor. For instance, former Gov. Richard Codey (D) accused the Christie administration of “sending a message” by denying him state trooper protection after he publicly disagreed with Christie. The same day, a Codey cousin was fired from his position at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a former Codey aide was removed from the New Jersey Office of Consumer Affairs.
                        After then State Sen. Sean Kean (R) told a reporter that Christie erred in not calling for a state of emergency sooner, during a 2010 blizzard, Christie’s staff banned Kean from attending the next news conference Christie held in Kean’s home district. A Christie aide told the Star-Ledger that Kean “got what he deserved.” Rutgers Professor Alan Rosenthal saw his state funding slashed after backing a re-districting map more favorable to Democrats and last year, confirmation of a judicial candidate recommended by State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R) suddenly stalled after the legislator voted against Christie’s public medical education system reorganization.
                        On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey announced that he would be opening up another investigation into the lane closings, joining the state legislature and the inspector general of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who are conducting investigations of their own.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by peacepipe View Post
                          http://thinkprogress.org/home/2014/0...ired-vendetta/

                          But while Christie claimed that this was “not the way this administration has conducted itself over the last four years” and denied being a bully, accusations ofpolitical retribution have long surrounded the governor. For instance, former Gov. Richard Codey (D) accused the Christie administration of “sending a message” by denying him state trooper protection after he publicly disagreed with Christie. The same day, a Codey cousin was fired from his position at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a former Codey aide was removed from the New Jersey Office of Consumer Affairs.
                          After then State Sen. Sean Kean (R) told a reporter that Christie erred in not calling for a state of emergency sooner, during a 2010 blizzard, Christie’s staff banned Kean from attending the next news conference Christie held in Kean’s home district. A Christie aide told the Star-Ledger that Kean “got what he deserved.” Rutgers Professor Alan Rosenthal saw his state funding slashed after backing a re-districting map more favorable to Democrats and last year, confirmation of a judicial candidate recommended by State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R) suddenly stalled after the legislator voted against Christie’s public medical education system reorganization.
                          On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey announced that he would be opening up another investigation into the lane closings, joining the state legislature and the inspector general of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who are conducting investigations of their own.
                          There's little doubt that once a willingness to do something like cause traffic jams is exposed, that there was likely other bad behavior as well.

                          One aid has already been fired. And ordinarily, I'd think he'd really have to clean house to come out of this with much of a future. But hey, Susan Rice still has a job, so what do I know.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BroncoBeavis View Post
                            One aid has already been fired. And ordinarily, I'd think he'd really have to clean house to come out of this with much of a future. But hey, Susan Rice still has a job, so what do I know.
                            Obama talks the talk but never walks the walk on matters like Benghazi or the IRS scandal. Remember when President Obama told us that that those who were responsible for Fast and Furious “will be held accountable.”

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pony Boy View Post
                              Obama talks the talk but never walks the walk on matters like Benghazi or the IRS scandal.
                              Should Obama have resigned, over either?

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