I have never liked Christie politically, still do not. I believe to this day his disgusting pandering to Obama created a turn in public attitude towards the biggest loser ever to sit in the presidential office and contributed to his momentum in the polls and his eventual win. But I have always liked his in your face take no prisoner approach. It is this type of attitude that so many on our side do not have, but should work on attaining.
We all know about Christie’s past beat downs of those annoying cockroaches known as the media and we have all enjoyed the looks on their faces as he put them in his place. We knew you just do not get on the wrong side of ole’ Heavy. But the latest gem from the illustrious Gov. Christie is one for the ages.
Newly published emails reportedly suggest New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office was involved in controversial lane closures in a north Jersey town last fall, giving fresh ammunition to Democrats who claim the closures were political retribution against the local mayor.
Though he repeatedly has denied involvement, Christie has faced criticism for months over the bizarre incident in September, when lanes at the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee, N.J., were closed for four days. He faced accusations that the lanes were blocked in retaliation over Mayor Mark Sokolich’s refusal to endorse him for re-election last November.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that emails indeed show his deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, suggested closures to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey two weeks before the incident.
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” she wrote to Christie confidant David Wildstein, according to the Times. At the time, Wildstein was on the Port Authority; he has since resigned.
The George Washington Bridge, which connects New Jersey and New York City, is one of the most heavily traveled commuter routes in the country, handling nearly 300,000 vehicles a day. The closures in September caused massive gridlock, leaving commuters stuck in traffic for hours.
It was the Port Authority that ordered the closures, claiming they were part of a traffic study.
Now when I read this I could not help but chuckle as this was the most original political paybacks yet accomplished in this country. How can you not laugh when you can imagine all those smug liberals pounding on their steering wheels wondering what the hell was going on. And I can guarantee that Mayor Sokolich had the deer in the headlight look and realized he had messed with someone he should not have.
Gov. Christie is still not a man that anyone should consider seriously for POTUS, but he is a man we should recognize as being a no nonsense, you are not going to push me around type of guy. I will still not vote for him, now or ever, but I hope that many of our spineless reps take a lesson in how to be a man and how to fight a battle that we can no longer afford to lose.