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Not trying to defend Christie but this is clearly battlespace prep by the Hillary camp. I am thoroughly amused watching the high dudgeon about this from a media that has remained steadfastly silent through scandal after scandal of the Obama Administration.
Closed lanes on the approach to the GWB... please. How 'bout the dead people in Mexico and our own border agent here in the US? How 'bout the dead Americans in Benghazi? How 'bout the IRS targeting the Admin's political opponents? How 'bout election fraud and intimidation?
No interest in any of that but suddenly closing lanes approaching the GWB is slaughtering the old people.
Christie was the Democrat press chosen opponent, that has been obvious for awhile. He was the next one annointed to appeal to the middle, to be cuddled through the primary then levelled in the general just like McCain and Romney.
So what happened? Why go after him now? I can't help but wonder what alternate headlines this is supposed to over shadow.
If Christie had a future, especially having come out of a New England state, he should have simply said "What difference does it make at this time". That should have be followed up with "No one is angrier than I am", then a follow up of "We will investigate this until we have answers".
but he should have first disappeared for a month or so with vague headlines about medical issues and then, only then, come out in public wearing some sort of goofy-looking vertically-striped eyeglasses.
Saying that democrat politicians do it more or that the press is unfair does not change the facts. And the fact of the matter is that people very close to Christie conspired to give some petty mayor some pay back. However, instead of sending him a card they decided to create massive traffic jams, harming thousands of people and putting them all at risk. Purposely creating traffic jams can have very serious consequences and is at least criminal mischief all by itself. If it can be proved that someone was killed or injured as a result there can and should be serious charges filed against the perpetrators. Making excuses for this huge blunder is inexcusable. There are no excuses. This was a problem created entirely by Christie's own people. Thus, Christie is at the very least guilty of very poor judgment in choosing his appointed officials and staff members. Personally, I don't for a minute believe that he didn't know about it. Power has a way of going to people's heads. Christie should resign.