And this is the guy the establishment is pushing for president?????
Uh-oh. Move over Alexander - the northeastern establishment’s choice for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination is having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Christie had insisted he and his staff had nothing to do with the lane closings, which created havoc for hundreds of thousands of residents. Emails released on Wednesday, however, showed that at least one of his top aides was involved in discussions about the closures weeks beforehand.
The George Washington Bridge is among the world’s busiest, carrying some 300,000 vehicles on a typical day. The abrupt and unexpected lane closures, which lasted four days in September, badly snarled traffic in the borough of Fort Lee at the New Jersey end of the bridge.
Critics say the shutdown was retribution against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, who did not endorse the governor’s re-election efforts. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the bridge, said it was the result of a last-minute traffic study.
The emails raised fresh questions about the involvement of Christie’s administration.
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” his aide, Bridget Anne Kelly, wrote to a Port Authority executive in August.
The executive, David Wildstein, replied in an email: “Got it.”
The emails do not give a specific reason for the closings, which left furious commuters trapped in traffic jams for hours. The closings began on the first day of school in Fort Lee.
In another message sent amid the gridlock, an unidentified author wrote: “Is it wrong that I’m smiling,” and Wildstein responded: “No.” Source
Whoopsie. Didn’t know about it or not, that sure looks like an order. From somewhere. And then someone in the chain was smiling…while caught in traffic somebody died because EMS couldn’t get to her.
Yep, Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad day.
Yeah, there’s this thing about emails…they, like diamonds, are forever.
But that’s not all. Yesterday:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held a ceremonial signing Tuesday to highlight his approval of the state’s new Dream Act law granting illegal immigrants in-state tuition, in a move that signals immigration will once again be a major issue in the 2016 presidential primaries.
Oh yeah, THAT’s going to win a lot of Republican base votes.
Are we sure marijuana hasn’t been legalized somewhere in the Catskills? Maybe there’s a Chia Pet farm in an old warehouse somewhere in Jersey. Seriously. What sane, not under the influence of mind altering drugs person does this?
How on earth do the big money people of the northeast who have access to a whole lot of demographic and psychographic analysis think they are going to convince the people clinging to guns and religion to vote for a man who grants illegals in-state tuition rates, guts his own gun control legislation on the eve of being floated as a potential presidential nominee, and heads an administration that seems to have purposefully caused a massive traffic jam for revenge?
No way, Jose.