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Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« on: January 08, 2014, 12:16:46 PM »
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/24394881/messages-link-christies-aides-to-bridge-lane-closures

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TRENTON, N.J. -

A top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is linked through emails and text messages to a seemingly deliberate plan to create traffic gridlock in a town at the base of a major bridge after its mayor refused to endorse Christie for re-election.

"Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly wrote to David Wildstein, a top political appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey and New York City, one of the world's busiest spans.

Kelly wrote the email on Aug. 13, about a month before two of three local access lanes to the bridge were diverted, causing hour-long backups in Fort Lee during the first week of school. The message was among a series of emails and texts obtained by The Associated Press and other news outlets Wednesday that are the clearest sign yet that Christie aides were involved in the lane closures.

Christie, a star in the Republican Party who's considered a possible candidate for president in 2016, has denied that the lane closings were punitive and has said his staff was not involved. After the emails were made public Wednesday, he abruptly postponed a scheduled morning event.

Wildstein, a childhood friend of the governor, has resigned over the lane closings. He is scheduled to testify under oath before a state Assembly committee conducting one of three


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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 12:24:40 PM »
Ain't corruption fun!

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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 12:36:29 PM »
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Christie, a star in the Republican Party who's considered a possible candidate for president in 2016, has denied that the lane closings were punitive and has said his staff was not involved. After the emails were made public Wednesday, he abruptly postponed a scheduled morning event.

Not to worry. It was an over zealous member of staff who will fall on their sword, then quietly take up a well paying job elsewhere.
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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 12:47:42 PM »
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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 01:25:40 PM »
This story is old news, but leave it to that idiot John D. Rockyfailure IV to weigh in.
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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 02:19:26 PM »
Yeah, this is top notch stuff.  Nuthin' like Benghazi, FBI, Obamacare, nuthin' important like that.  Jump at the crumbs.
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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014, 08:14:52 AM »
Typical mob boss mentality.   Those who do not endorse Pufferfish must be punished severely. 

 Of course, character should never matter in determining a nominee, it is all about winning.   :whistle:

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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014, 08:31:53 AM »
Typical mob boss mentality.   Those who do not endorse Pufferfish must be punished severely. 

 Of course, character should never matter in determining a nominee, it is all about winning.   :whistle:

Thought they always reduced bridge traffic if a wide load is crossing?  :whistle:
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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 08:41:05 AM »
Frankly, I can't see how this is going to derail Christie's White House run.

It's much ado about nothing.

Now if we're talking about what's going to happen to the perps behind it....that's another matter.
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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 08:54:48 AM »
Christie is showing how things are done in New York and New Jersey.  I guess if he gets elected POTUS we can expect long delays at any airport in any city he is unhappy with.
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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 09:06:55 AM »
Yeah, this is top notch stuff.  Nuthin' like Benghazi, FBI, Obamacare, nuthin' important like that.  Jump at the crumbs.

Or the IRS, Fast and Furious, illegal recess appointments and such!

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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 12:19:44 PM »
Christie is showing how things are done in New York and New Jersey.  I guess if he gets elected POTUS we can expect long delays at any airport in any city he is unhappy with.

He's nothing more than a fat Barack Obama.  Surrounds himself with the same sort of people and is just as thin-skinned.

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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 12:45:29 PM »
He's nothing more than a fat Barack Obama.  Surrounds himself with the same sort of people and is just as thin-skinned.

Actually, he's not.  Christie at least has the balls to face reporters.  What was Zippy's response to any of his scandals?
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Re: Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2014, 02:18:56 PM »
Actually, he's not.  Christie at least has the balls to face reporters.  What was Zippy's response to any of his scandals?

The same as Christies...."this is the first I've heard of this" and "I'll get to the bottom of this."

No difference.


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