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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Whether Christie knew or didn't is really irrelevant. The idea the atmosphere/culture of hardball politics allowed in his office is obivious. His top aides obviously felt very comfortable that they could play the bully and do such a thing without repercussion. And what they did didn't hurt the mayor but caused grief to the people. This thing of claiming "I didn't know" seems to be catching on these days. We have a president who uses the excuse frequently. I know the GOP has high hopes for Christie and have already invested a good amount in him. The talking heads especially on Fox have been working overtime with damage control calling Christie an exemplary example of leadership on how he has handled this situation. Sorry, I don't see it.
    I agree completely. The idea that two of his inner circle could think they could behave this way, abuse their power, and do so in a way that inconveniences tens of thousand of people indicates to me that this is not the first time thins has happened and is clearly the result of how he runs his office. Comparisons to the worst aspects of Nixon and Obama are hardly things that lead me to believe he would be the right guy for the White House.

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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Nobody that has been suggested so far.
    Ok, but I didn't ask if you like who has been suggested to date, I asked who you would think would be a better demo?
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    The bridge wasn't backed up.

    It was the city of Fort Lee, that was essentially turned into a parking lot, for four days.

    On the first day of school.

    During the anniversary of 9/11.

    On an order from Christies office.

    Why do you think this has gone to the point where 4 heads have already rolled, Christie's hand picked PA dude who took the 5th yesterday for fear of Criminal charges, a US Senate committee investigation, and now the US Attorney's office opening an investigation?
    I am aware, and at least he acted and did what a leader is supposed to do. But on the DoJ investigating, isn't that wonderful? Holder doesn't want to look into assaults by black youth, and wants to put Mumia abu Jamal's attorney in charge of the Civil rights division, but oh Lordy, there is traffic on the GW....Call out the hounds!
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Omg... you are suggesting this was just a routine traffic jam and nothing more? You're so partisan you can't even see straight. I see no point in conversing with you whatsoever if you're that far gone.
    mmmm....Yeah right...When you tell me what heads have rolled in any of Obama's scandals, come on back.
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am aware, and at least he acted and did what a leader is supposed to do. But on the DoJ investigating, isn't that wonderful? Holder doesn't want to look into assaults by black youth, and wants to put Mumia abu Jamal's attorney in charge of the Civil rights division, but oh Lordy, there is traffic on the GW....Call out the hounds!
    Is that ALL you guys can do is divert and deflect instead of addressing the issue at hand?

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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am aware, and at least he acted and did what a leader is supposed to do.
    Yes, when a Governor is investigating whether or not his top appointees conspired to abuse their powers, he is supposed to not check their emails.
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Ok, but I didn't ask if you like who has been suggested to date, I asked who you would think would be a better demo?
    I don't know, but there must be dozens of them. How about Steve Bullock, current governor of Montana? He has the experience of governing, he was elected in a mostly Republican state, and so must be able to work across party lines, he is young enough to have the energy for the job.

    There are lots of ambitious pols out there who would most likely be able to do a better job than the past couple of presidents at least.
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    Yes. Now it has become a Federal matter, as well as a matter of more State investigations. Investigations Christie wanted no part of.
    I think anything I have to say further would be repetitive. Until such time as there is further evidence to support your belief, Christie will be just fine.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    Is that ALL you guys can do is divert and deflect instead of addressing the issue at hand?

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    What exactly would you like addressed? A traffic snarl happened by deliberate actions taken by staff inside Christie's office, that is a fact. Christie says he knew nothing about it, and has fired people involved, that is a fact. Investigations are ongoing, and may, or may not turn anything new up, that is a fact. Everything else is pure speculation for political fodder. Is that what you want?
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yes, when a Governor is investigating whether or not his top appointees conspired to abuse their powers, he is supposed to not check their emails.
    I am sure that is exactly what he did once he found out about it...Are you suggesting that he spend his entire day checking e-mail?
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