Christie's Traffic Jam on the George Washington Bridge.

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    Now that I work in Jersey I have to take the George Washington Bridge Daily. Something curious happened last summer. There were lane closures but no one was working on the bridge. Ever. And at all. It was infuriating and caused LOTS of traffic.

    Well..this year I found out it was the result of a "study". But it was a study that no one owned or announced. And it was a study with no results. And lately? It's not a study. And the plot has been thickening..

    Christie Ally Quits After George Washington Bridge Flap - WSJ.com

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    What did he do, sit in the middle of the road?

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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    You're gonna burn for that one, kid.

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    How exactly does this Port Authority offical have "close ties" to Christie?

    If this is the biggest controversy you minions have,...... its looking good for our side.
     
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    It must of been one of those shovel ready jobs obama was bragging about.
     
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    Oh, yeah, I remember Barry and Biden and other Dims touting all those shovel ready jobs that were going to juice the economy and whatnot. And, who can forget Barry & Co. yucking it up later over the fact that they weren't so shovel ready after all. What a hoot that was, huh?
     
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    Like his laser like focus on the economy.
     
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    not something that is happening today because of snow/ice storm

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    It happened in August.

    I'd pass by the cones in the morning..no work.

    I'd see them at night. No work.

    I was like, WTF is going on?

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    Eyah.

    That was another huge Obama mistake, providing cover for Republican governors.

    You seem to forget that the money was given as grants and the states could decide how that money was used.

    Rubes like Jindal, who went around his state with big checks..after saying he'd "never" take them, used the money to keep cops, firemen and teachers on the payroll along with his big tax cuts.

    THAT'S what Obama should have said, instead of the Shovel Ready not Ready nonsense.
     
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    Here's your hat Sallow.....

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    If that was the case, we'd be reading about a bridge collapse.
     
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    The story may have wheels. A phone call from a top aid to the Governor closed the bridge lanes. He has resigned and the whole situation is getting alot of attention. The Port Authority is a joint NJ/NY operation. People want to know how an individual aid to a Governor of one state can cause so much trouble and problems with a phone call. They have yet to get a valid reason for the lane closures. One was given, an alleged traffic study, but that has turned out to be a lie, making the situation worse for the aid and the Governor.
     
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    Oh dear, this is serious stuff!! I am sure Christie is so upset about this kerfuffle that he's not even eating!

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    Eyah..

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    Christie, who happens to be looking good, btw, spoke for longer than an hour, apologizing to a mayor and the people for it seems that two of his people did somehow make a phone call that closed two lanes on the famous George Washington Bridge.

    They have been fired.

    Christie took ownership of the problem and discussed how it apparently was done and why without his knowledge. He didn't blame anyone but himself for somehow allowing his people to think that would be a good idea and they could get away with it. His speech was refreshing after listening to Obama blame everyone from Bush to videos.
     
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    Leadership qualities are so, sooooooo refreshing after the past 5 years of nothing but blaming others for sheer incompetence.

    This occurrence will both help Christie, and hurt Christie, depending upon one's perspective. It won't go away, though, in the next 3 years.

    He IS looking so good, after losing more than half his desired weight loss goal. :thup:
     
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    Triple C from the NJZ just spun this "crisis" into gold.....Note to Rahm and Obama- you got nothing on this guy!!


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    Hes toast


    your top 2016 pick just left the stage.

    he will be lucky to stay govenor
     
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    Crispy Christy CHOSE these people folks .

    he has bad judgement in character at the least.

    he is not presidential material

    read um and weep
     

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