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THAT is what Christie is pinning his hopes on, that there was some kind of traffic study that shut down lanes to study......that shutting down lanes causes congestion?
"For my aides loved ME so much they did this evil crime on my behalf, and did not tell ME to protect me from their great love of......ME".
It never works. Me, Me, Me.
Chris Christie's officials lied about GWB scandal. Did the governor?: NJ Star-Ledger Editorial Boardhttp://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2014/01/gov_chris_christies_officials.html
"These emails show beyond a doubt that Christie's deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, was directly involved in the planning of this massive gridlock and got periodic updates. And she knew his executives at the Port Authority were ignoring the mayor's frantic efforts to get a reason behind the lane closures, as emergency responders and school buses full of children got ensnared in the mess.
Wildstein has been called to testify about these emails, supplied in response to a subpoena, before a panel of state lawmakers tomorrow. And given their explosive content, we'll need subpoenas to hear Kelly's testimony, as well as that of Christie's chief of staff at the time, Kevin O'Dowd.
The most damning evidence against Christie's officials is their utter indifference to the consequences of this prank."
Meanwhile Christie has gone all turtle mode and is reviewing his series of lies in order to come out with his usual bluster or pretend to be all concerned and start firing the underlings in order to feed the media fires just now raging.
Politicians, Leaders React: explosive emails linking top Christie aide to GWB closure scandal
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez issued the following statement:
The reports about the released Port Authority emails regarding the ongoing investigation into last falls traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge are troubling and disturbing.
The closing of local lanes to the bridge during the height of the morning rush hour made school children late for classes and interfered with first responders making their way to emergencies. We are very fortunate that no one was seriously injured.
I will be reviewing testimony from the N.J. State Assembly Transportation Committees investigation and monitoring the U.S. Senate Commerce Committees inquiry into these matters so that it can be ultimately determined whether people were unnecessarily inconvenienced or put in harms way.
John Currie, chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, said:
These emails demonstrate that under Governor Christie, vindictive political motivations were allowed to trump any regard for public safety.
As hearings into this matter continue, Governor Christie owes us an explanation for why his core team appears to have such disdain for the public trust and how they could seriously abuse the power of the governor's office right under his nose.
"This time, I suggest that the governor try a new approach when answering questions: honesty."
Matthew Hale, an associate professor at Seton Hall University, said:
The smoking gun is not quite in the Governors hand, but these e-mails show that it is awfully close to it. These e-mails show an unbelievable level of arrogance, not to mention stupidity, among top-level Christie loyalists. They must not know or maybe just didnt care that the e in e-mail can stand for evidence.
I expect that additional resignations are going to come soon. This is not going away, in part because the e-mail documents reported on by the media contained redacted sections. The obvious next question is what or who needs to be redacted? Governor Christie has spent an enormous amount of effort trying to get away from the narrative that he is a bully. These e-mail destroy all of that effort in a single day.
And this, among much for the mass media to feed on:
"In 2011, Mr. Christie held a news conference where he accused State Senator Richard J. Codey of being combative and difficult in blocking two nominees. Mr. Codey, a Democrat who had served as governor following the resignation of James E. McGreevey, responded that he had not only signed off on the nominations, but had held a meeting to try to hurry them along.
Three days later, Mr. Codey was walking out of an event in Newark when he got a call from the state police superintendent informing him that he would no longer be afforded the trooper who accompanied him to occasional public events a courtesy granted all former governors. That same day, his cousin, who had been appointed by Mr. McGreevey to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was fired, as was a close friend and former deputy chief of staff who was then working in the state Office of Consumer Affairs."
The so called class warfare that Fox and Corporate America has been waging and winning is about to be brought to them and they are scared as hell the poor and working poor coming out to vote and overwhelming their preferred method of buying votes and democracy with cash.....but it is already too late I think:
A new Gallup poll finds 42% of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest measured in 25 years. Meanwhile, Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years but down from 36% in 2008.
The percentage of Americans identifying as independents grew over the course of 2013, surging to 46% in the fourth quarter. That coincided with the partial government shutdown in October and the problematic rollout of major provisions of the healthcare law, commonly known as "Obamacare."
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