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How Christie Ended Up in This Jam
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan

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Posted By:garnet, 1/10/2014 8:17:55 AM

Gov. Chris Christie acquitted himself well in his "Bridgegate" news conference, and emerged undead. He said he had "no knowledge or involvement" in the apparent scheme by his political operatives to take revenge on a New Jersey mayor who refused to back him in the 2013 election. He had "no involvement," in the four-day-long traffic jams they arranged on the George Washington Bridge. Learning of it left him feeling "blindsided," "embarrassed," "humiliated" and "stunned by the abject stupidity that was shown here." He claimed personal responsibility, announced the firing of a top staffer, apologized to the state, and said he´d

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 1/10/2014 8:26:32 AM     (No. 9686731)

Christie has a great chance to go off on the regime and the MSM right now. He has a national platform this weekend. If he would call out the regime and the media he would be a hero to conservatives and wouldn´t be any more of a pariah to the press than he already is. Gates has done a good job of opening the door, Christie could knock it off its hinges.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/10/2014 9:14:36 AM     (No. 9686795)

The problem I see is that Christie is a stern political disciplinarian. From published accounts I have read he holds every reign on every one of his top soldiers- they can´t pass gas without his approval. But, suddenly, something this big is all because of rogue operatives inside his circle of very top lieutenants? Nonsense!

Want to talk real world- I have much experience there. Aids do not do this sort of thing on their own- ever! That there is no paper or digital trail leading straight back to Christie does not mean Christie´s fingers are not involved. Christie set up his "team" of cronies and they did exactly what they knew the boss would like-

Also- 3 months! Christie only comes out after he is caught with such creeps in his admin exposed? Oh, puhleeze! Infighting alone would have sent a contender for promotion straight to the bosses ear with vile whispers of who was doing what. You bet Christie knew. He knew the very day of the bridge clogging, if not in the days before. He’s been holding his breath hoping the media would not find the leak about it, that’s all.

That’s why he was all pure ready the day after with his big old mea culpa all lined out and rehearsed.

That´s how real world works! – not as expressed in some BS two hour “news” conference with that same old horse scatology- "I am responsible!"—

Well, so? Now what Mr. "Responsible"? Those are not just so many words, ya know?


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Reply 3 - Posted by: wilko, 1/10/2014 9:41:06 AM     (No. 9686825)

Maybe the lady fired will point her finger in Christie´s direction. Has anyone interviewed her yet?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sapphire, 1/10/2014 9:49:05 AM     (No. 9686839)

There are many ways to force the fired lady to keep her mouth shut.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sapphire, 1/10/2014 9:51:52 AM     (No. 9686844)

As Christie himself said, politics ain´t bean bag.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TexasRose, 1/10/2014 10:25:58 AM     (No. 9686886)

I think Mr. Romney could tell us about how Christie has his revenge on people who he thinks doesn´t give him the respect he is "due" - but Romney is too nice to say. I don´t like Chris Christie and I HOPE he never is able to get the Repub nomination. After all, he isn´t loyal to other repubs, why oh why should any be loyal to him?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/10/2014 10:29:43 AM     (No. 9686895)

I haven´t ever been a Christie fan, although he´s done some things I like. This whole to-do will redound to his benefit, wait and see. I may take another look.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/10/2014 10:58:00 AM     (No. 9686928)

Wait a minute .. Christie couldn´t look out the window and say, "WTH is making these ridiculous lines?"

I don´t buy it.

Christie = RINO
RINOs must go.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JudithC, 1/10/2014 11:22:33 AM     (No. 9686962)

Gag, choke, puke, barf...Piggy Noonan again. When will the WSJ stop publishing her "stuff."

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tearza, 1/10/2014 11:22:45 AM     (No. 9686963)

This traffic jam happens every time Obama flies in for a fund raiser where is the outrage????

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/10/2014 12:33:02 PM     (No. 9687034)

I suppose Christie could have looked out the window and seen the traffic jam...if he was wearing blue tights and a cape.

Christie´s office in Trenton is 70 miles away and the Governor´s mansion is 50 miles away. The Christie family home is 40 miles distance from the GWB.

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