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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 actually think that comparing this to IRS, Benghazi, NSA, reportergate, Fast and Furious, Obamacare website, etc. are a little much [...]
    Indeed, since there is no scintilla of evidence or rational conjecture that could link any of those to the White House, or at least as originating from the current White House in the cases of NSA ops and the Fast & Furious op, nor that there is any particular wrongdoing involved in any of those except perhaps from a Constititutional perspective (the Constitution not being exactly settled law, which may be shocking to some).

    Clearly Bridgegate (I would have preferred Tollgate ) is linked at least directly, and I do mean directly with no ifs ands or buts, to the Gov's deputy chief of staff. That's pretty far up the food chain, and the email indicates it was premeditated (the recipient know that to do without being explicitly told). That is a blatant and premeditated violation of the public trust -- no interpretation or settled law needed.

    Being that close to Christie means that smoke is strong... much stronger than any of the congressional/conservative witch hunts you mention above.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Indeed, since there is no scintilla of evidence or rational conjecture that could link any of those to the White House, or at least as originating from the current White House in the cases of NSA ops and the Fast & Furious op, nor that there is any particular wrongdoing involved in any of those except perhaps from a Constititutional perspective (the Constitution not being exactly settled law, which may be shocking to some).

    Clearly Bridgegate (I would have preferred Tollgate ) is linked at least directly, and I do mean directly with no ifs ands or buts, to the Gov's deputy chief of staff. That's pretty far up the food chain, and the email indicates it was premeditated (the recipient know that to do without being explicitly told). That is a blatant and premeditated violation of the public trust -- no interpretation or settled law needed.

    Being that close to Christie means that smoke is strong... much stronger than any of the congressional/conservative witch hunts you mention above.

    I wonder why that is?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    He did what a leader is supposed to do? The bridge was closed for four days and he didn't even start an investigation on that. You really are blindingly partisan.
    Untrue. There are 14 lanes on the GW bridge. Please do a little research before resorting to hyperbole and hysteria. Only local access lanes were closed - hardly the whole damn bridge. Geeze.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    He did what a leader is supposed to do? The bridge was closed for four days and he didn't even start an investigation on that. You really are blindingly partisan.
    Nope - one ramp to the bridge was heavily restricted (by lane closures) for four days, the rest of the bridge commuters actually got a break from that action.
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

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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
    Not at all, don't get dickish dude....I agree....But, I should ask, what leads you to think that they aren't checking e-mails?
    So you are suggesting that they did read the emails but didn't see anything wrong with an email saying ""time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee." while investigating the traffic problems in Fort Lee?
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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
    So you are suggesting that they did read the emails but didn't see anything wrong with an email saying ""time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee." while investigating the traffic problems in Fort Lee?
    No, I am saying that what ever investigation Christie called for included e-mails.
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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
    No, I am saying that what ever investigation Christie called for included e-mails.
    What the hell investigation do you think Christie called for??

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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
    No, I am saying that what ever investigation Christie called for included e-mails.
    The emails you are claiming Christie investigated (btw, Christie did no investigating) included an email from one of the participants saying ""time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."

    If they looked at the emails they either were too stupid to recognize this evidence of a conspiracy (incompetence) or ignored it (corruption)
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