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(UPI)   Chris Christie announces his winter scandal is all water under the bridge, really hopes voters suffer from long-term memory loss when it comes time to select a President in 2016   (upi.com) divider line 24
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2014-05-15 08:12:55 AM
"As far as the impact on my political future, I think it will have none, because I didn't do anything," Christie told reporters.  "I don't think that hurt anybody's career, and it's not going to hurt mine."
 
 Tell that to Bridgett Kelly and David Wildstein.
 
2014-05-15 08:26:37 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: "As far as the impact on my political future, I think it will have none, because I didn't do anything," Christie told reporters.  "I don't think that hurt anybody's career, and it's not going to hurt mine."
 
 Tell that to Bridgett Kelly and David Wildstein.


That quote is out of context.

Christie argued he's not the first chief executive who has had to fire someone for messing up.
"I don't think that hurt anybody's career, and it's not going to hurt mine," he said.

He didn't say the bridge scandal didn't hurt careers. He said other executives have fired people for screwing up and it didn't hurt them. A dubious claim but certainly not what TFA implies he's saying.
 
2014-05-15 08:35:38 AM

flucto: Three Crooked Squirrels: "As far as the impact on my political future, I think it will have none, because I didn't do anything," Christie told reporters.  "I don't think that hurt anybody's career, and it's not going to hurt mine."
 
 Tell that to Bridgett Kelly and David Wildstein.

That quote is out of context.

Christie argued he's not the first chief executive who has had to fire someone for messing up.
"I don't think that hurt anybody's career, and it's not going to hurt mine," he said.

He didn't say the bridge scandal didn't hurt careers. He said other executives have fired people for screwing up and it didn't hurt them. A dubious claim but certainly not what TFA implies he's saying.


Touche.  Thanks for clearing that up.
 
2014-05-15 08:50:05 AM
Unless the GOP starts drifting left back towards the middle, the Governor won't make it out of the primaries. To govern as a Republican in NJ requires much more "liberal" policies than today's GOP primary voters are willing to accept, especially after they lost with Romney in '12.

As to Bridgegate, people I've talked with here in NJ pretty much all agree: Christie wasn't involved in the lane closings but he knew his staff was involved earlier than he has said. For the most  part, people around here have moved on (excluding Democrats and media of course).
 
2014-05-15 09:02:46 AM
The lawyers he hired cleared him of all accusations. Nothing to see, move along.
 
2014-05-15 09:04:28 AM
I wouldn't worry if I was him. Voters never remember a damned thing. If they did, republicans would never win another election.
 
2014-05-15 09:04:36 AM

neenerist: The lawyers he hired cleared him of all accusations. Nothing to see, move along.


His mom also told him that he is not fat, he is husky.
 
2014-05-15 09:06:19 AM

neenerist: The His lawyers he hired cleared him of all accusations. Nothing to see, move along.


Remember the more objective version of the findings has yet to be released.
 
2014-05-15 09:16:27 AM

damageddude: Unless the GOP starts drifting left back towards the middle, the Governor won't make it out of the primaries. To govern as a Republican in NJ requires much more "liberal" policies than today's GOP primary voters are willing to accept, especially after they lost with Romney in '12.

As to Bridgegate, people I've talked with here in NJ pretty much all agree: Christie wasn't involved in the lane closings but he knew his staff was involved earlier than he has said. For the most  part, people around here have moved on (excluding Democrats and media of course).


Christie has one foot firmly in a teabag, and the other firmly in his mouth.
 
2014-05-15 09:17:21 AM
This is the Benghazi of Republican scandals.  One gigantic who gives a fark.  All we need now is bumper stickers telling me to "Remember the Bridgegate Heroes."

CSB:
I saw a VA license plate on my way to work that read "BEN GZI" and the back windshield was plastered with "I DON'T BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA!," "Terrorist Hunting Permit No. 91101," and "Come and take 'em" stickers.  The guy driving it looked exactly like you'd think.
/CSB
 
2014-05-15 09:18:10 AM
If the GOP can collectively forget that Jeb Bush rigged the 2000 election in Florida, they will forget a
piddling little bit of political payback like Bridgegate.
 
2014-05-15 09:21:41 AM
Yeah, well, the summer scandal is just getting started. Stay tuned.
 
2014-05-15 09:23:35 AM
He's also going to need to account for looting two billion dollars from the Port Authority, and the feds are still investigating his use of Sandy relief funds as a slush to reward political backers.
 
2014-05-15 09:51:13 AM
Christie finished off the Bridgegate sammich.

Thankfully, he has Charlie Baker delivering an Investmentgate sammich.

Christie likes sammiches.
 
2014-05-15 09:51:14 AM
I'm sure Rand Paul, among others, will have nothing to say about the bridge issue during the primaries.
 
2014-05-15 10:09:46 AM
Mean? maybe
Fat? yup
Outdated thinking on many issues? yessir
Incompetent? LOL
 
2014-05-15 10:29:10 AM
I think the more damning thing for christie is tying the record for credit downgrades while governor, he's had 6!

So even ignoring he's a petty ahole, he's also an incompetent executive.
 
2014-05-15 10:35:08 AM
Springtime for Christie, and New Jersey!
 
2014-05-15 10:47:23 AM
Christie won't have to worry about the Democrats punching holes in his campaign or message.  It will be the USDA-prime deep coming from the folks like Rand Paul, Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz before the first primary votes are tallied that will damage Christie enough to be unelectable.

In other words, it will pretty much be a repeat of 2012, only with a different cast of  characters idiots.
 
2014-05-15 11:03:03 AM

Poopspasm: I wouldn't worry if I was him. Voters never remember a damned thing. If they did, republicans

Republicans, Democrats, or just about any incumbant would never win another election.

FTFY
 
2014-05-15 11:31:40 AM

LessO2: Christie won't have to worry about the Democrats punching holes in his campaign or message.  It will be the USDA-prime deep coming from the folks like Rand Paul, Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz before the first primary votes are tallied that will damage Christie enough to be unelectable.

In other words, it will pretty much be a repeat of 2012, only with a different cast of  characters idiots.


I'm excited, 2016 ought to be entertaining as a barrel of f*cks. Republicans fight dirty, and with all the PAC money flooding in and contribution caps lifted, it's going to look like the OK Corral by the end of the primaries, leaving the eventual nominee limping into the general election. Bad for democracy, but great fun.
 
2014-05-15 11:52:27 AM

Sorry, but we're not going to elect a fatass as Preszident.

Instead of Hail to the Chief, it would be Stewie with a tuba.



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2014-05-15 11:53:18 AM

UrukHaiGuyz: LessO2: Christie won't have to worry about the Democrats punching holes in his campaign or message.  It will be the USDA-prime deep coming from the folks like Rand Paul, Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz before the first primary votes are tallied that will damage Christie enough to be unelectable.

In other words, it will pretty much be a repeat of 2012, only with a different cast of  characters idiots.

I'm excited, 2016 ought to be entertaining as a barrel of f*cks. Republicans fight dirty, and with all the PAC money flooding in and contribution caps lifted, it's going to look like the OK Corral by the end of the primaries, leaving the eventual nominee limping into the general election. Bad for democracy, but great fun.


What, pray tell, is a "barrel of f*cks" and where may I procure said barrel?
 
2014-05-15 01:46:05 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was among the many special guests to appear at the dedication ceremony this morning for the Sept. 11 museum, and according to the Associated Press, the original program called for Christie's remarks at the event to be followed by Idina Menzel's performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

"A last-minute change prevented what could have been an uncomfortable moment," the AP reported.


Funny.
 
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