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

    Let's see... we were talking about, what again? Sig lines? Nope, that's not it. Alexis de Tocqueville? Nope again. Oh, yes, I remember, it was about the governor of New Jersey! Since I live way on the other side of the country, I'm not too familiar with New Jersey and its culture and politics, so, let's look at what the locals have to say about their governor:

    The late Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal saw $169,000 for one of his programs stripped from the state budget after he cast the tie-breaking vote for a legislative redistricting map that favored Democrats. Christie used his line item veto power.

    The governor also used his vast authority to cut off state Sen. Richard Codey’s security detail and fire two people close to the lawmaker after Christie accused Codey (D-Essex) of messing with one of his cabinet positions.

    Another time, Christie used the veto pen to slice $3.8 million for lawmakers’ staff salaries out of the budget after Democrats sent him a budget he didn’t like.

    During his town hall meetings and his recent re-election campaign, Christie proudly displayed his brusque personality, saying he learned to tell it like it is from his outspoken mother. Voters will never have to wonder where the governor stands on an issue, he likes to say.

    At Thursday’s marathon news conference, Christie showed none of the angry tirades that have earned him the reputation as a bully.
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    Would it be out of character for Christie to cause a traffic jam as a political payback?
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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
    Let's see... we were talking about, what again? Sig lines? Nope, that's not it. Alexis de Tocqueville? Nope again. Oh, yes, I remember, it was about the governor of New Jersey! Since I live way on the other side of the country, I'm not too familiar with New Jersey and its culture and politics, so, let's look at what the locals have to say about their governor:



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    Would it be out of character for Christie to cause a traffic jam as a political payback?


    I'd say NJ.com doesn't like Christie much...Isn't that the same outlet that had the 5 page hit piece on Christie that Sommerville wanted me to wade through? Right before he went off topic to attack my sig line?
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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'd say NJ.com doesn't like Christie much...Isn't that the same outlet that had the 5 page hit piece on Christie that Sommerville wanted me to wade through? Right before he went off topic to attack my sig line?
    Could be.

    If the folks in NJ don't like Christie, why did they elect him their governor?
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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
    Could be.

    If the folks in NJ don't like Christie, why did they elect him their governor?

    Does the site NJ.com represent the entirety of NJ residents?
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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
    Does the site NJ.com represent the entirety of NJ residents?
    It must not, or they wouldn't have elected him governor.

    The question is, do they have the culture of political payback and so on right? I don't know that one either, but it seems logical to listen to what the local press is saying. They should know.
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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
    It must not, or they wouldn't have elected him governor.

    The question is, do they have the culture of political payback and so on right? I don't know that one either, but it seems logical to listen to what the local press is saying. They should know.
    Ok, so you admit that the "local press" doesn't represent the public at large with their opinions, yet we should listen to them? Why?
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Just have to post a few comments from a townhall article entitled I'm a Traffic Jam Survivor

    You’ll have to forgive me. This is a difficult time for me. This week I have been forced to confront memories I’ve been trying to bury my whole life, but recent events have made that impossible. I…am a survivor of traffic jams.

    It’s not easy to talk about. Just the sight of brake lights causes flashbacks to the horror of sitting on a freeway not going anywhere. But for you, dear reader, I will be strong and push on.

    To CNN, thank you! Your wall-to-wall coverage in this time of national tragedy has been second to none. The courage you’ve shown in uncluttering your airwaves of the “phony scandals” you’ve been covering over the past five years so we could know more and more and more about this is commendable. I do fear for the health of Wolf Blitzer. Yes, there is not a more trusted voice on the scourge of traffic, but the man needs his sleep. He has been hyperventilating for what seems like 36 straight hours. Please, make sure he stays hydrated and gets some rest. We will need him if, God forbid, some other random New Jersey Democrat says something about Chris Christie.
    http://townhall.com/columnists/derek...7624/page/full

    hilarious! and spot on

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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
    Let's see... we were talking about, what again? Sig lines? Nope, that's not it. Alexis de Tocqueville? Nope again. Oh, yes, I remember, it was about the governor of New Jersey! Since I live way on the other side of the country, I'm not too familiar with New Jersey and its culture and politics, so, let's look at what the locals have to say about their governor:



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    Would it be out of character for Christie to cause a traffic jam as a political payback?
    For some reason, the first thing that occurred to me was "were these actions offensive, defensive, or both?" Sounds like a report on various skirmishes in a war...a political war.
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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, so you admit that the "local press" doesn't represent the public at large with their opinions, yet we should listen to them? Why?
    No newspaper ever represents the opinions of everyone, or ever could.
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    For some reason, the first thing that occurred to me was "were these actions offensive, defensive, or both?" Sounds like a report on various skirmishes in a war...a political war.
    Yes, it sounds like a war. So, is all fair in love and war?
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