Chris Christie traffic scandal: An end to presidential plans?Submitted by meekandmild on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:41
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in big political trouble at the moment. If you haven’t heard, Northjersey.com has published e-mails indicating that several top aides to Governor Christie conspired to create traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, punishing the Democratic mayor of a nearby town who did not support Christie’s recent reelection.
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” said one of the aides, Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, in an e-mail to Port Authority employee and Christie associate David Wildstein.
As that missive indicates, the aides took a measure of vindictive glee in their handiwork, which involved closing access lanes to squeeze traffic back onto access roads. At one point the Fort Lee mayor complained that school buses were having trouble getting through the mess. In response, Wildstein counseled an associate to not feel bad about the kids’ plight.