Governor Chris Christie: A Political Bridge Too Far
by Cal Thomas
A multiple choice question: Select the scandal(s) that affects the most people and has long-term implications for the country in a time of war, a country with a struggling economy that last month produced the weakest job growth in decades. (According to the
A) The closing of traffic lanes in Ft. Lee, N.J., allegedly in retaliation for the refusal of a Democratic mayor to endorse New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie for a second term.
B) The role of the president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when the
D) President Obama's repeated statements assuring Americans that if they like their insurance plans and doctors they may keep them under the new ACA.
If you are honest you would have to select B, C and D, but who among the media are honest enough to do that?
Governor Christie held a 107-minute news conference, during which he repeatedly denied knowing anything about the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. He fired Bridget Anne Kelly, his deputy chief of staff, and blocked the appointment of another close associate to a state
Left-leaning Democrats and the establishment media see an opening to keep Christie from winning the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 and are salivating because they think the Fort Lee controversy might harm his chances against Hillary Clinton.
One wishes the media would grill President Obama over far more important matters with the same zeal they have applied to Governor Christie.
In light of A, B, C and D above, closing two lanes leading to a bridge is nothing. It does, however, again expose the media's agenda and their intention to bring down anyone who is a potential threat to a Hillary Clinton presidency.
CNN reported that Christie is now the subject of a federal investigation into whether he misused
Colin Reed, a Christie spokesman stated, "The Stronger Than the Storm campaign was just one part of the first action plan approved by the Obama administration and developed with the goal of effectively communicating that the Jersey Shore was open for business during the first summer after Sandy. Federal agency reviews are routine and standard operating procedure with all federally allocated resources to ensure that funds are distributed fairly. We're confident that any review will show that the ads were a key part in helping New Jersey get back on its feet after being struck by the worst storm in state history." End of controversy? Hardly.
There may be more important reasons why Christie should not (or should) be the
Should Governor Christie be exposed as a liar about lane closures, would that be more serious than the lies the president has told about far more serious matters?
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"A Political Bridge Too Far"