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    Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109:573]

    Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy

    Private messages between Governor’s Christie’s deputy chief of staff and two of his top executives at the Port Authority reveal a vindictive effort to create “traffic problems in Fort Lee” by shutting lanes to the George Washington Bridge and apparent pleasure at the resulting gridlock. -

    The messages are replete with references and insults to Fort Lee’s mayor, who had failed to endorse Christie for re-election and they chronicle how local officials tried to reach the Port Authority in a vain effort to eliminate the paralyzing gridlock that overwhelmed his town of 35,000, which sits in the shadow of the bridge, the world’s busiest.

    The documents obtained by The Record raise serious doubts about months of claims by the Christie administration that the September closures of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge were part of a traffic study initiated solely by the Port Authority.
    Is this simply an instance where Christie's coterie of friends and lackeys thought they would show Dems that they shouldn't mess with Chris or was Christie himself the instigator? It is doubtful we will ever know, two of those involved have already "fallen upon their swords" - there will be others but will any of them tell the tale in court?
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    re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Someone intentionally creating massive traffic jams should be charged with terrorism.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Officials are not responsible for the actions of their aidvisors.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Officials are not responsible for the actions of their advisors.
    Maybe they were "Just following orders."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Maybe they were "Just following orders."
    You would have to prove that they were ordered.

    In which case they can be held accountable aswell as the person who followed the order.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Officials are not responsible for the actions of their aidvisors.
    But they are responsible for the poor judgement they use in choosing such terrorists as their advisers and subsequent lack of criminal punishment once they have done such a deed. I assure you if any "normal" citizen had caused for no reason 4 days of gridlock on the busiest bridge in the world....they'd be in jail at the very least.
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    re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Someone intentionally creating massive traffic jams should be charged with terrorism.
    So should someone forcing ACA (forced commerce) down the throats of working Americans

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

    One a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest...my interest in this is a 2.

    I care...but only barely.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    So should someone forcing ACA (forced commerce) down the throats of working Americans
    Just gotta make everything about Obama, don't you guys?

    My french fries are a little mushy. Thanks, Obama.

    But I must update my proposal: someone deliberately causing massive traffic jams shouldn't be charged with terrorism. They should be fired out of a cannon into deep space.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Officials are not responsible for the actions of their aidvisors.
    I'm not faulting Christie in this matter because frankly I don't care, but this sentiment is generally false. Supervisors are almost always responsible for those they supervise.

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