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A Bridge to Scandal: Behind
the Fort Lee Ruse

New York Times, by N.R. Kleinfield

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Posted By:Drive, 1/13/2014 8:09:16 AM

By his own account, Mark Sokolich rarely asks people for anything. “When you ask,” he said, “you usually have to give.” And that is how he likes to govern as the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., a dot of a borough perched atop the Palisades in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge. One day last spring, though, he was the person asked to give. A member of Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign staff came calling to see if Mr. Sokolich, a Democrat, would endorse the governor, a Republican. There was scant doubt that Mr. Christie would win. But his ambition was

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 1/13/2014 8:44:31 AM     (No. 9690031)

If it is written in the NYSlimes then you know it´s a lie.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/13/2014 8:52:41 AM     (No. 9690044)

Face it. Whomever we elect is dangerous because of his/her inflated ego and naked power lust.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LouD, 1/13/2014 9:21:17 AM     (No. 9690081)

So, what do you suggest, #2? That we stay home because we are afraid our candidate won´t do exactly as we wish? That kind of thinking is what lost the last election for Romney.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/13/2014 10:25:28 AM     (No. 9690158)

#3. No, we go back to clipping their wings as prescribed by our Founders. You begin by limiting what they TAKE from us to lessen the damage they can do.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 1/13/2014 11:56:19 AM     (No. 9690262)

At least these drivers weren´t totally banned from driving across the bridge out of vindictiveness, like some people were kept out of public, open air monuments during a recent gov´t. shutdown, due to someones vindictiveness!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tennman, 1/13/2014 12:07:10 PM     (No. 9690273)

To add to #7, some people were allowed full use. Depending on how the prez viewed their "rally".

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