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    Default "Bridge Gate" Chris Christie's Big New Problem!

    Somehow, I'm just not surprised....but kind of disappointed. I liked the big galoot! Perhaps he really is innocent? Or not. But I've got to say, his "top aides" are a bunch of arrogant idiots, based on their actions.

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    I have to wonder if he knew about it but I wouldn't be surprised if it hurts him in the long run.
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    If he didn't know about it, he sure wasted time making jokes about it rather than doing a more thorough investigation of his own.

    Now info' is coming out about delays experienced by emergency services providers during the massive traffic backups. It's one thing to ding your opponent, another to mess up a whole community and tons of commuters.

    And so much for his ability to work across the aisle.


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    Not one of my favorite "Republicans."


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    He would be more useful as a flotation device.


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    ^^Not really, he's sunk.


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    There does not seem to be a politician in a prominent position who does not have something ugly associated with them. Perhaps the best indication of their character is how they deal with it after it's discovered. Let's see what happens.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BasqueMom View Post
    Not one of my favorite "Republicans."
    He's not most Republicans' favorite Republican....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Manahmanah View Post
    He would be more useful as a flotation device.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sswor View Post
    ^^Not really, he's sunk.
    Ok, those are corny.....but funny!

    FWIW, I've never liked Christie and have always felt he goes whichever way the wind blows. But, living in Texas, I can't truly say how he governs, so my perception could be completely wrong.
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    The media is going to work it and people are going to eat the bait. Look at Obama-he's not at all what he was supposed to be. When will people wake up to the fact that they are reacting to news stories that the media puts out there to make money for themselves?

    Only fools would let a media story steer their hand.
    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey


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    We see what we are shown. The wise person digs deep and thinks independently about all things. (Gosh, I'm starting to sound like a fortune cookie!).

    So far, his reaction seems to be one of non-action. I'll reserve judgement for now.

    I subscribe to the school of thought that everyone is human and if we expect public figures to somehow be more magikal and righteous than the public who revere them, then somewhere, we've gone wrong.
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    Watergate started out as a story about a break-in. I think he's toast. If he didn't know, he should have known and he should have investigated when the story first came out instead of denial, denial, denial.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Pink Bunny View Post
    Watergate started out as a story about a break-in. I think he's toast. If he didn't know, he should have known and he should have investigated when the story first came out instead of denial, denial, denial.
    yup and yup.


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    I can't believe he didn't know anything about it - come on, we're not that dumb out here in the real world. But, my question was, why on earth is some senator in WV calling for an investigation? It's not even his state.
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    Not that it matters. CC was never a viable Presidential candidate for the R's anyway. He's too liberal, from the East coast, and would never appeal to the RR base. Voters in his jurisdiction who like him still will, and voters who didn't like him before still won't, and that's as far as it will go.


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    Here's an interesting comment from a HuffPo article. It gets right to the heart of the matter, really. He's toast. It's satire, but so very true.

    Even though I was governor of NJ and the 3 lanes of the bridge were closed for 4 days, which had gridlock closing off an entire cities access to the world's busiest bridge, people delayed for hours trying to get onto the bridge to take their kids to school, conduct business or just come and go to work, I had no knowledge of what was going on.

    People in authority never called me to let me know so I could look into the problem, no citizens called my office with complaints and the paperboy forgot to deliver my papers for 4 days.

    If I had been made aware of the situation that i could have seen with my own eyes for 4 days but for the fact that I avert my gaze and look at my lap, while being driven around, i would have sprung into action and found out what was going on and ended the shutdown.

    But nobody told me, even though it transpired that all of my underlings knew about it.

    I was honestly left out of the loop and would have mitigated the problem as soon as I was made aware of it.

    In my defense, my office was testing a cone of silence that stops information from getting in to me and actions I might have suggested escaping for 4 days.

    Rest assured citizens of New Jersey, it's not my fault and i won't rest until I find enough scapegoats to hang the blame on.

    If only someone had invented a hand held mobile device that works like a telephone, I might have been made aware of the situation sooner.

    Respectfully it's not my fault.

    C, Christie the Sandy super hero and governor.


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    A 91 year old lady died. Ambulance was very, very delayed in reaching her due to the traffic jam and she died at the hospital. Can't say whether she would have lived if the ambulance could have gotten to her sooner, but.

    Either he knew what was going on or he is a horrible, horrible judge of the people he has hired for important positions. Either way it doesn't look good. AAnd why the total media silence from yesterday? WHy weren't the key players immediately fired? He should have gotten right out front, called for a special prosecutor, etc. Why didn't he? Perhaps the key players in this mess know more about other instances of this kind of behavior and have threatened to reveal all if he comes down hard on them
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboymom View Post
    The media is going to work it and people are going to eat the bait. Look at Obama-he's not at all what he was supposed to be. When will people wake up to the fact that they are reacting to news stories that the media puts out there to make money for themselves?

    Only fools would let a media story steer their hand.
    I don't follow this reasoning. IF Christie is found out to have known about this, the resulting "media stories" will be about HIS actions. Just as the news stories about Obama are based on HIS actions. The fact that news outlets make money reporting the news doesn't somehow offset or negate the unsavory or criminal actions of the people they're reporting on.

    If you found out that a politician you supported had child porn on his home computer or beat his wife and the media (accurately) reported it, would you not REACT to that? Of course you would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spotteddrafter View Post
    I can't believe he didn't know anything about it - come on, we're not that dumb out here in the real world.
    Yeah, and if he really didn't know about it and he is soooooo outraged about the behavior of his staff, why hasn't he very publically fired Bridget Anne Kelly yet?


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    Not to worry. Christie was never going to get GOP nom for POTUS. Hes not GOP material.


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