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Assemblyman says order for GWB traffic
tie-up came from outside Port Authority

The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Mike Kelly

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/2/2014 3:11:39 PM

The George Washington Bridge lane closures that led to paralyzing gridlock in Fort Lee this past September were ordered by someone outside the Port Authority and possibly for "an improper motive," said the state lawmaker leading the investigation into whether the closings were politically motivated. "There are documents that we’ve received that would indicate that there was somebody else who initiated this," said Assemblyman John Wisniewski. "There are words that are used that would imply an improper motive." (Snip) Wisniewski’s statements represent the most serious accusation yet that Fort Lee’s gridlock involved more than a poorly conceived traffic study of access

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Four-day traffic jam created evidently as political retribution against a mayor who failed to support Chris Christie appears to have a paper trail... or would that be a trail of donut crumbs?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/2/2014 3:21:12 PM     (No. 9677023)

I´m no fan of Christie, but the initial reports of this kerfuffle reflected that Hillary´s Flying Monkey Squad initially brought this to the fore.

Welcome to the big leagues Chris . . . being a pandering pachyderm didn´t get you too far outside of the Garden State did it?

He who stands in the middle of the road, gets run over.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/2/2014 3:39:18 PM     (No. 9677040)

Although a lot of folks are branding Christie as a RINO, fact is, right now he is one of the Republican frontrunners for WH 2016. Nobody else for the loony-left to shoot at, shoot at Christie.

Anybody who have spent more than 48 hours in NJ would know that NO governor would ever get involved in shutting down traffic to the GWB. Must be waves of PA and local cops standing in front of traffic disruptions.

We have murders/car theft in massively upscale shopping centers. Shootings in Newark almost daily. One of the drug centers of NE U.S. The governor is watching the traffic cam at the GWB??

Totally stupid story. Only folks in fly-over country could possibly believe this.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 1/2/2014 4:06:14 PM     (No. 9677082)

I really doubt Christie would try to get back at some mayor by inconveniencing thousands of innocent people. He didn´t need this mayor´s endorsement to begin with, so why would he bother? Someone else in his administration might have had some reason for retribution, but I don´t think the trail will lead back to Christie.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/2/2014 5:31:41 PM     (No. 9677168)

Only a Democrat could make such a petty claim- traffic got messed up for a day and so it´s a political pay back? Really?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/2/2014 5:36:34 PM     (No. 9677175)

For a second I thought this was about the intentional traffic jams the DNC created during the Florida elections years ago. ANOTHER scum covered liberal leftist crime that the neocommunist media refused to cover.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: banditsdad, 1/2/2014 6:29:59 PM     (No. 9677236)

#4, I wouldn´t put anything past the dems. They are the Alinski party.

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