I'm convinced he's a bully at home, too. Ever watch video of his wife when she's with him at events or speeches? Notice the over-articulated "proud wife" body language? The I slept with a coat hanger in my mouth grin?
It's as if she's been told she'd better act like he's the second and third coming of Jebus… Or else.
A little tin foil hattish? Maybe. But it wouldn't surprise me if it were so.
I don't think he was directly involved or pulled any levers. But I think he was was aware of the broad concept of the thing and may not have thought his people would actually execute. I'm betting his position was That's crazy and I don't wanna know or hear anything more about it and if you go foreword, you're on your own.
I can imagine him bitching and moaning to his staff a/b having his endorsement dissed by the mayor. Whining in such a contrived and controlling way that his loyalists felt obligated to exact revenge on his behalf.
AND at best... "Mr Control Freak" was totally naive what was going on in his own administration (asleep at the wheel).
#2 -when clued on this (news story been going on for 4 months) he treated it as a joke instead of "Ex-Prosecuter Christie" asking his staff appropriate questions ... he did this for WEEKS... not just once ! Talked about being the cone man !!
SO even if he is absolved of directly ordering it, or even knowing and winking... he looks out of control of his own people... he said some LIED to him... as an Ex-Prosecuter, you never even bothered to check ANY facts whatsoever ?? extremely embarrassing at best. How would he handle 10X the staff and Departments on the National level ?
What he did to the Mayor of Fort Lee was meant to Send A Message to OTHERS of how "Life Can Be Made 'DIFFICULT'" for anyone who withheld an endorsement for BOTH His Gov. & Presidential Bid.
BTW: Chocking-Off Traffic on the GW Bridge does FAR MORE than inconvenience the commuters ON THE BRIDGE... You have to consider that Ft Lee is an Old Town with Narrow Streets located where several MAJOR HIGHWAYS CONVERGE: The New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 80, State Highways 1, 4, 9, 46, 67 ..not to mention local city traffic. Closing that off WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE (To allow folks to find alternative routes into NYCity) would have thousands upon thousands of vehicles pouring into and hoplessly clogging every street and intersection in Fort Lee and surrounding towns... ...AND THIS WENT ON FOR 4 DAYS! <-klik 2 enlarge
((BTW-- 'nother case of "Finding Yourself Somewhere Famous" with no prior intention: I JUST Moved from Bloomfield to the next town west of Fort Lee along Rt.80. wtf?))
_________________________ . "...or am I a butterfly dreaming she's a woman?"
OMG what a mess of highways !! ... even on good days it's nightmarish !!
Well tween you and me, I think he's going to get burned badly, even if he didn't call for it.. lawsuits, embarrassment, possible federal violations... and this will drag out for 1-2 years . . right during the POTUS nominations of 2016 !!
Well let's see what moderates are left . . . er remain ... Bush? . Scott . Schwarzenegger
The 2016 GOTP Debates will be Looney Tunes the Sequel !!
Can't be any worse than the media jam-up we're experiencing now. You can't open a news site, a blog, a retail coupon, or a f'n napkin without corner-to-cornert Christie! Granted, this is an example of political and moral skankery at it's worst. But c'mon, people, there IS other news. Important news. Hell, Fallujah 2.0 is in full swing, The assault on social issues — marriage equality, the UI extension, minimum wage, women's reproductive rights, voter suppression, cripple the ACA, and on and on — is ramping up as if the 2012 elections are still six months away…
IMHO, Christie is toast. But man cannot live on toast alone.
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