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FSogol

(45,712 posts)
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:18 AM Jan 2014

Christie will hold a press conference today about Bridge-ghazi. Who will he blame/yell at?



On edit, I will add a photo of Petulant Governor Christie, looking Presidential

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The "liberal" media
5 (56%)
His staff
2 (22%)
Some random reporter
0 (0%)
Unionized state employees
0 (0%)
Politics as usual
1 (11%)
Cronies he appointed
0 (0%)
Other
1 (11%)
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Christie will hold a press conference today about Bridge-ghazi. Who will he blame/yell at? (Original Post) FSogol Jan 2014 OP
Bridge-ghazi!!!!! underpants Jan 2014 #1
I'm trying to ProSense Jan 2014 #2
Go for it. I've got plenty of popcorn. FSogol Jan 2014 #5
Rec for "Bridge-ghazi" Richardo Jan 2014 #3
Hopefully he can soon be blaming everyone from a prison cell. Shoulders of Giants Jan 2014 #4
He already tried the blame the media strategy...it's too late for that... CTyankee Jan 2014 #6
The one person he would hold accountable is BlueStreak Jan 2014 #7
Not in the republican character to do that. It is always someone else's fault. FSogol Jan 2014 #8
Seems like I left the "not" out of my post. BlueStreak Jan 2014 #9
You probably right about him if he could apologize. One other point is FSogol Jan 2014 #10
He can't be at fault ... because he used the levers of government JoePhilly Jan 2014 #12
Christie has been targeted agent46 Jan 2014 #11
I expect him to reference his no nonsense Sandy response. JoePhilly Jan 2014 #15
"Rough Style" Yeah. agent46 Jan 2014 #23
I'm surprised he did not mention Sandy. JoePhilly Jan 2014 #24
heh blogslut Jan 2014 #13
Liburul media, of course. BobUp Jan 2014 #14
Is "anyone but himself" an acceptable answer? nt TBF Jan 2014 #16
Very true: "Anyone but himself." n/t FSogol Jan 2014 #17
Bridge-ghazi. lol, I love it! Little Star Jan 2014 #18
George Washington GreatCaesarsGhost Jan 2014 #19
I don't think he will blame anyone other than his staff. He will appear humble, contrite and Douglas Carpenter Jan 2014 #20
He has already tried to blame the media and that didn't work. truebluegreen Jan 2014 #21
The Three Billy Goats Gruff? LeftishBrit Jan 2014 #22

ProSense

(116,464 posts)
2. I'm trying to
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:26 AM
Jan 2014

give this as much attention as everyone gave the phony RW scandal mongering (Benghazi, IRS, ACAIranContraIraqGlitchesGate).

Hey, a real scandal deserves more coverage.

Fallout continues from Christie bridge scandal
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024303626

Former Christie Ally, Opponent Always Knew Governor 'Would Implode At Some Point'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024303645


Oh, I voted other: All of the above. He might even blame his wife and son.

FSogol

(45,712 posts)
5. Go for it. I've got plenty of popcorn.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:33 AM
Jan 2014


I have no doubt that his presser today will be disastrous and will leave questions unanswered. I suspect that something will come out after it to stir up the flames.

CTyankee

(64,132 posts)
6. He already tried the blame the media strategy...it's too late for that...
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:35 AM
Jan 2014

Betcha he'll blame his staff, after he works deals with them for pay-offs down the line for their silence...they'll go quietly, lay low for a while, and will quietly get some cushy jobs elsewhere...shhh....vewy, vewy quietly...

 

BlueStreak

(8,377 posts)
9. Seems like I left the "not" out of my post.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:00 AM
Jan 2014

But you are right. Politicians, in general, tend to be arrogant to the point of self-destruction, and today's Republicans are at the far fringe on that. "Mistakes were made" instead of "[font size="8"]I[/font] made a big mistake".

And the irony is that if the man could simply get those 5 words past his lips, this would all blow over quickly. It is never the act itself. It is always the cover-up.

FSogol

(45,712 posts)
10. You probably right about him if he could apologize. One other point is
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:04 AM
Jan 2014

that there are a lot of Repubs who picture themselves as the next President and don't want Christie around raining on their parades. Couple that with the Repubs who can't forgive him for shaking Obama's hand and you end up with a portion of the GOP that is happy to see him in trouble. They won't want this scandal to go away quickly.

JoePhilly

(27,787 posts)
12. He can't be at fault ... because he used the levers of government
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:11 AM
Jan 2014

in the exact manner in which the GOP thinks they should be used.

But that's an ugly truth that can not be stated.

I think he'll say he's asked his top aid connected to this to resign, perhaps the port authority guy too. They will slide out of the lime light and probably get some side help from some other part of the GOP to keep them quiet (unless they get criminal charges).

Christie will then try to use this situation to show that he's "no nonsense" and acts swiftly when he becomes aware of wrong doing by subordinates.

He'll ask that people not assume that his rough personal style be confused as endorsing such behavior.

Imagine a mob boss on the stand denying that they are the mob boss. "I'm not pretty. I'm rough around the edges, but don't mistake that for wrong doing. I'm helping people ... like I did after Sandy."

I'd be very surprised if he doesn't lean on his no nonsense Sandy response reputation.

See, even a mob boss sometimes does something good for the community.

Something like this is what I expect.

agent46

(1,262 posts)
11. Christie has been targeted
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:04 AM
Jan 2014

Doesn't matter whom he blames. He will follow his lawyers' advice. It won't be his fault.

Christie has been successfully targeted by his political enemies. He did wrong, yes, but what politician doesn't these days?

I don't doubt for a second there's political juice behind this so-called Bridge-ghazi scandal. This is just bad TV. Glad to finally put the tired old scandal-of-the-month "-gate" appellation in mothballs though.

JoePhilly

(27,787 posts)
15. I expect him to reference his no nonsense Sandy response.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:14 AM
Jan 2014

His rough style WORKED in that situation.

So you should NOT assume that that rough style is what led to THIS situation.

Some subordinates did something wrong. They're fired.

See, I'm no nonsense. I act swiftly.

I know the media will try to make more out of this than necessary ... manufacture a scandal ... its what they do.

I'm tough and I can handle it.

That's why the good people of NJ elected me in the first place.

(I'll be very surprised if this is not the basic argument he makes)

agent46

(1,262 posts)
23. "Rough Style" Yeah.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:32 PM
Jan 2014

That's one of his moves for sure. Though there may be a little too much heat on him at this point to pull that off.

The "Rough Style" technique is a form of misdirection intended to quickly squelch critical inquiry. Bombast is just about all that's needed nowadays in the media to push back against the truth - unless your political enemies want to make sure you don't make it to the 2016 primaries. In that case, the dwarves will be working overtime in the mines.

JoePhilly

(27,787 posts)
24. I'm surprised he did not mention Sandy.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:36 PM
Jan 2014

I really expected that ... maybe even a planted question mentioning it.

BobUp

(347 posts)
14. Liburul media, of course.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:14 AM
Jan 2014

Is that a recent photo?

Doesn't look like the stomach stapling or belly band is working. He needs a bra too.

Douglas Carpenter

(20,226 posts)
20. I don't think he will blame anyone other than his staff. He will appear humble, contrite and
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:31 AM
Jan 2014

apologetic and promise with the most sincere look to get to the bottom of it and make sure that something like that never happens again.

 

truebluegreen

(9,033 posts)
21. He has already tried to blame the media and that didn't work.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 12:02 PM
Jan 2014

I'm going with "his staff" and he certainly won't accept any blame for hiring them.

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