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(Huffington Post)   Update: Chris Christie throws his aides under the bridge, er, bus   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 383
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2014-01-08 05:33:29 PM
shocker
 
2014-01-08 05:36:16 PM
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2014-01-08 05:39:55 PM
"One thing is clear: this type of behavior is unacceptable and I will not tolerate it because the people of New Jersey deserve better.

Do they Chris? Do they really?
 
2014-01-08 05:49:12 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Politician makes prepared political statement about rogue staffers.  We shall see what the staffers have to say when offered a chance to turn Christie over.
 
2014-01-08 06:15:06 PM
I can only tell you what Sen. Baroni has said publicly and to everybody in this office, which is they believed the traffic study was necessary

Is he really still trying to push the "traffic study" angle?
 
2014-01-08 06:22:06 PM
Time to fall on your swords boys. Protect the honor of your master.
 
2014-01-08 06:22:26 PM

fusillade762: I can only tell you what Sen. Baroni has said publicly and to everybody in this office, which is they believed the traffic study was necessary

Is he really still trying to push the "traffic study" angle?


He's saying he thought it was a traffic study, because Baroni told him it was a traffic study.  Not saying it was a traffic study, just saying that's what he thought it was at the time.
 
2014-01-08 06:33:12 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: fusillade762: I can only tell you what Sen. Baroni has said publicly and to everybody in this office, which is they believed the traffic study was necessary

Is he really still trying to push the "traffic study" angle?

He's saying he thought it was a traffic study, because Baroni told him it was a traffic study.  Not saying it was a traffic study, just saying that's what he thought it was at the time.


what the hells the point of helping folks in high places if they don't know you are helping them?  oh yea they want you to do it in a way they don't go down when you get busted.....  but htey know wink wink
 
2014-01-08 06:34:04 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Politician makes prepared political statement about rogue staffers.  We shall see what the staffers have to say when offered a chance to turn Christie over.


Why would they do that?  Its not like he farked them on this.  shiat went bad yeah it is what it is.  I am sure he will be calling big donor's to hook them up with a job.
 
2014-01-08 06:34:18 PM
Well his word is good enough for me. Who ever heard of a politician lying to cover their ass?
 
2014-01-08 06:38:00 PM

NickelP: Benevolent Misanthrope: fusillade762: I can only tell you what Sen. Baroni has said publicly and to everybody in this office, which is they believed the traffic study was necessary

Is he really still trying to push the "traffic study" angle?

He's saying he thought it was a traffic study, because Baroni told him it was a traffic study.  Not saying it was a traffic study, just saying that's what he thought it was at the time.

what the hells the point of helping folks in high places if they don't know you are helping them?  oh yea they want you to do it in a way they don't go down when you get busted.....  but htey know wink wink


Plausible deniability ain't just a river in Egypt.
 
2014-01-08 06:47:40 PM
"I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge."

Did you hear that? Chris Christie's really the victim in all of this!
 
2014-01-08 06:50:11 PM
Who didn't know it was overzealous staffers?
 
2014-01-08 06:55:01 PM

Confabulat: Well his word is good enough for me. Who ever heard of a politician lying to cover their ass?


But that's a damn big ass to cover.
 
2014-01-08 06:59:08 PM
A president who likes to bust balls just because he can? The country could never survive such a thing. Heavens forfend.

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2014-01-08 06:59:17 PM
Is Bridgeghazi a scandal yet?
 
2014-01-08 07:25:24 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Who didn't know it was overzealous staffers?


Chris Christie? Is this mike live?
 
2014-01-08 07:39:36 PM
The thing is, he didn't even throw them under the bus the right way.

What he said: "This behavior is not representative of me or my administration in any way, and people will be held responsible for their actions."

The very least he should have said: "This behavior is not representative of me or my administration in any way, and I have asked for Bridget Anne Kelly's resignation, effective immediately."
 
2014-01-08 07:55:23 PM
Is this the first greenlit headline about Christie that doesn't make a fat joke? Because I think it is.
 
2014-01-08 07:55:35 PM
Awww shucks.  Politics aside, I was hoping his election to president would usher in a new era of obese presidents.

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2014-01-08 08:17:49 PM
Well, you couldn't throw Christie, let alone under a bus.
 
2014-01-08 08:18:13 PM

El_Perro: The very least he should have said: "This behavior is not representative of me or my administration in any way, and I have asked for Bridget Anne Kelly's resignation, effective immediately."


"Words can't begin to express my disappointment. What Bridget did is anathema to everything I stand for, and, I thought that Bridget shared those values. I am heartbroken to discovery that she did not. And so, it is with great sadness that I must now eat her."
 
2014-01-08 08:19:38 PM
Screw firing them or letting them resign. If it can be proven they did this as a pressure or punishment tactic, then they should be prosecuted. If a regular person disrupted traffic on a major highway artery they'd be branded terrorists.
 
2014-01-08 08:22:26 PM
All in all I really don't see him running in 2016, truth be told I don't exactly see it in Hillary either.  Sure both might come out and say they may run or they might even do it but not advance, but I don't think we will see a Clinton vs Christie battle in 2016.  Simply put the spot light has been on them before the results of the last election.  I don't really see either of them putting up with that until then.  Having that kind of attention will really wear somebody down and that is without the work of actually running.
 
2014-01-08 08:23:06 PM
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What the NJ legislature's hearings on this are going to look like.
 
2014-01-08 08:23:23 PM
A fish smells from the head down.
 
2014-01-08 08:24:00 PM
Throwing his aides under the bus really won't help to attract people to his campaign.
 
2014-01-08 08:24:24 PM
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2014-01-08 08:24:35 PM

Heliovdrake: Time to fall on your swords boys. Protect the honor of your master.


"This is a good death" - Ron Paul
 
2014-01-08 08:25:20 PM
Some republican strategist wrote an article saying that the 2016 voters will find this charming, and it will remind them of Teddy Roosevelt
 
2014-01-08 08:25:54 PM
The mayor of Fort Lee,NJ was just on Chris Hayes. He said he tried calling Christie's office and every cell phone number for every Christie aide he knew during the bridge incident. No one would answer their phone or return his calls,they still haven't. Needless to say,he seems a little pissed.
 
2014-01-08 08:30:38 PM

NickelP: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Politician makes prepared political statement about rogue staffers.  We shall see what the staffers have to say when offered a chance to turn Christie over.

Why would they do that?  Its not like he farked them on this.  shiat went bad yeah it is what it is.  I am sure he will be calling big donor's to hook them up with a job.


This. Christie is smart enough. What will happen is something like this.

"Hey look, I know you'll take some heat for this, but don't worry. I made some phone calls, and my friends will hook you up with a job that will pay you even better than this one does. Of course, that's assuming you don't do something silly like talk to the press."
 
2014-01-08 08:32:07 PM

Gulper Eel: A president who likes to bust balls just because he can? The country could never survive such a thing. Heavens forfend.

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2014-01-08 08:33:53 PM

skinink: Throwing his aides under the bus really won't help to attract people to his campaign.


No, but it does lubricate the underside of the bus.
 
2014-01-08 08:34:20 PM

BalugaJoe: A fish smells from the head down.


"Like rotten mackerel by moonlight, he shines and stinks."
 
2014-01-08 08:34:37 PM
Damn, and I actually liked Christie.

What kind of petty asshole even decides to risk his entire political career to screw over an insignificant underling due to a perceived snub? In a race that he was going to win anyway by 20-30 points?
 
2014-01-08 08:34:44 PM

kd8our: All in all I really don't see him running in 2016, truth be told I don't exactly see it in Hillary either.  Sure both might come out and say they may run or they might even do it but not advance, but I don't think we will see a Clinton vs Christie battle in 2016.  Simply put the spot light has been on them before the results of the last election.  I don't really see either of them putting up with that until then.  Having that kind of attention will really wear somebody down and that is without the work of actually running.


Christie won't run.  When Romney vetted him, they dropped him like a hot brick, he has tons of skeletons.  Hillary is going to run and win easily.
 
2014-01-08 08:34:58 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Who didn't know it was overzealous staffers?


I'm with whoever said that there was no way this went down without his knowledge and OK. Why would staffers take it on themselves to do something like this, then brag about it in the most indiscreet way? And come to think of it, if they had done something so egregious without Christie's knowledge, they would have been fired as soon as this hit the headlines. Before. As soon as 142 characters about it hit Twitter.
 
2014-01-08 08:35:16 PM

Hollie Maea: Some republican strategist wrote an article saying that the 2016 voters will find this charming, and it will remind them of Teddy Roosevelt


Charming like, "oh, this fat f*cktard is hilariously oblivious to his staff's crimes?" Or "haha, Christie is a domestic terrorist"?
 
2014-01-08 08:35:38 PM
Throwing is aides under the bus is really his only possible option here. He may even be telling the truth about not knowing what they were up to. This ultimately won't hurt him unless further evidence shows that to be untrue.
 
2014-01-08 08:36:20 PM
 
2014-01-08 08:36:58 PM
Assembly Deputy Speaker and Transportation Committee Chair John Wisniewski (D) --  "We have here finally a witness that will further testify to Chris Christie's rule over a criminal empire that controls all of the bridges in this state and perhaps in other states. This witness has had no buffer between himself and Chris Christie. He can corroborate our charges on enough counts for this committee to recommend charges of corruption and perjury against Chris Christie. Senator."


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Whoops, it's Uncle Vincenzo Christie

 
2014-01-08 08:37:14 PM
Play that next to his indignant dismissal of a reporter's question on the subject.

And follow with an obituary.
 
2014-01-08 08:37:36 PM
Even if he wasn't personally involved, Christie needs to be held accountable for appointing these flunkies. And said flunkies need to be the subject of a criminal investigation.
 
2014-01-08 08:38:07 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Politician makes prepared political statement about rogue staffers.  We shall see what the staffers have to say when offered a chance to turn Christie over.


They'll need a bulldozer to do that
 
2014-01-08 08:38:42 PM
Bridgegate.  Nope.
Gate Bridge.  Almost.
Golden bridge-gate.  Never mind.
 
2014-01-08 08:39:47 PM

Psychohazard: Bridgegate.  Nope.
Gate Bridge.  Almost.
Golden bridge-gate.  Never mind.


Bridge Over Troubled Water-gate.
 
2014-01-08 08:41:41 PM
The minute I heard this on the news, I thought, "He's going to blame this on 'overzealous staffers'".

Looks like I was correct. 10 points for Gryffindor!
 
2014-01-08 08:42:18 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: kd8our: All in all I really don't see him running in 2016, truth be told I don't exactly see it in Hillary either.  Sure both might come out and say they may run or they might even do it but not advance, but I don't think we will see a Clinton vs Christie battle in 2016.  Simply put the spot light has been on them before the results of the last election.  I don't really see either of them putting up with that until then.  Having that kind of attention will really wear somebody down and that is without the work of actually running.

Christie won't run.  When Romney vetted him, they dropped him like a hot brick, he has tons of skeletons.  Hillary is going to run and win easily.


So, what you're saying is, Christie is big boned.
 
2014-01-08 08:44:55 PM

Prey4reign: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: kd8our: All in all I really don't see him running in 2016, truth be told I don't exactly see it in Hillary either.  Sure both might come out and say they may run or they might even do it but not advance, but I don't think we will see a Clinton vs Christie battle in 2016.  Simply put the spot light has been on them before the results of the last election.  I don't really see either of them putting up with that until then.  Having that kind of attention will really wear somebody down and that is without the work of actually running.

Christie won't run.  When Romney vetted him, they dropped him like a hot brick, he has tons of skeletons.  Hillary is going to run and win easily.

So, what you're saying is, Christie is big boned.


More like Multi-Boned.
 
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