|Two Bullies, thugs and liars - Chris Christy on the left and Mitt Romney on the right - peas in a pod|
Normally I try to stay away from writing about politics on my blog but sometimes I just have to give in to a story that I can't push out of my mind.
I'm sure you all know about New Jersey governor Chris Christy. You know, the Great White Hope of the rapidly self-destructing Republican Party. Chris Christy, Mr. Up Front Tell it Like It Is.
Well folks, from recent events it seems like Governor Christy is a bully. He's a thug. He's a liar. Gee, who would've ever of thunk?
It appears from the smoking gun e-mails from Chris Christie's office yesterday that his office order the lane closings of traffic from Ft. Lee, New Jersey in September because the Democratic mayor of Ft. Lee refused to endorse Christie for his re-election. This on the George Washington bridge, the BUSIEST BRIDGE IN THE WORLD.
|Ft. Lee New Jersey lane closings - New Jersey politics at it's best/worst - punish the folks - the Republican mantra these days|
When I first heard this story on the "Rachel Maddow Show" I didn't believe it. I rather liked Chris Christy even though he seemed a bit of a bully to me. At least he seemed honest and straightforward in this day of weasel politicians. His approach was refreshing. However, I thought that if he was responsible for this act of political retribution, I knew he was done as a national political candidate for the presidency. Oh no, we can't have someone who would put people's lives at risk for a cheap political retribution. I just couldn't believe it.
|"Really" Chris, I hardly knew ye.|
This reminds me of Nixon and the Watergate scandal. I remember when I first heard that story I couldn't believe it either. This was in Previous Life when I was a staunch conservative Republican. I.Just.Could.Not.Believe.It. Then the smoking guy (the White House tapes) came out and I was forced to confront the truth….Nixon was a lowlife crook. Now this is what I am believing about Chris Christy.
|Bully, Thug, Liar|
So Mr. Up Front hides out yesterday, refusing public appearances. GUILTY! He says "He didn't know what was going on in his office." LIAR!
The best Chris Christy can do now is at least have the balls that former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey and have a public press conference in which he apologizes to the people of New Jersey and then resign. Former Governor James McGreevey, who put his unqualified boyfriend on the state payroll as homeland security head, resigned in disgrace because he was a "gay American." Christie put people's lives at risk by his foolish act of political retribution.
You know what really galls me though? That Christie put his high school buddy David Wildstein in a specially created post at the Port Authority at $150k a year. Wildstein was the person who ordered the lanes to Ft. Lee closed.