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Sunday, January 12, 2014

George Washington's Good Name Defamed on a New Jersey Bridge

I've been watching the wags and the wonks this week hold
forth on the Chris Christie "political vendetta" which has now
(predictably) been dubbed "bridgegate". Many questions,
law suits and righteous outrages will continue, but who's
thinking about our first president?  Few live up to his
Enlightenment values of  monitoring/controlling character
qualities from within, and yet many rush to name buildings,
schools, airports AND BRIDGES after him...nevermind
what actually occurs on those sites once constructed.

Governor Christie (R-NJ) may/may not have had a  ham-
fisted hand in this dangerously presumptous chicanery,
but that it could happen at all is beyond all reason and
care:

(1)  Did criminally clueless Ms. Kelly think she'd make
points with the gov her boss  by staging this dirty
trick?  She overestimated her cleverness AND
underestimated his intelligence/instincts for survival.

(2)  How could anyone actually demand support from
an official (the democratic mayor of Fort Lee) from the
other side of the aisle?  Subtlety, objectivity and
cooperation win bipartisanship more often than
primitively dangerous retribution on any day, anyway.

(3)  What sort of civil servant or elected official could
wage political vendettas on the backs of innocent
citizens, endangering emergency vehicle occupants,
delaying doctors on the way in to offices and hospitals,
etc.?

(4) Kelly and the Toll authority honcho stalled
traffic over the George Washington Bridge in the
guise of a traffic study (never necessary to stop
vehicles for such, when TV stations' helicopters happen
to hover over expressways and streets monitoring
traffic flow EVERY DAY).


(5) And by no means lastly: they thought they
could get away with this? The scandal erupted
in September 2013, but it has long legs and will
dog Christie for foreseeable future months/years.
Surely such willful stupidity demands jail time for
Kelly and her partner in crime at the minimum.

I can blame the gov for two things he IS responsible
for:  (a) not insisting, firmly, the day after he assembled
his inner circle, that there would be stiff penalities for
anything not aboveboard; (b) not vetting very minutely
persons of importance coming into his administration.
For golly sakes, public health and safety are at stake.

I hear a faint voice calling out in protest, "Not in my name,
not in my name!" Is that you, President Washington?

Please don't roll over in your grave  again.

7 comments:

  1. P.S.: The Newest Mr. 5th Amendment nolo contendre candidate, disgraced NJ bridge authority Wildstein has an interesting name to parse-Wild (English) Stein (German word for glass); breaking it down, it means a cup full of wild. He DID act out his name and then some....

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    1. Lady Amber. I saw an interview on youtube Governor Jesse Ventura( Former governor in Minn.) He referred to REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS as CRIPS AND BLOODS!) He just may be right on as you are here.The plans made hundreds of years ago to control us are now being manifested...MY GOD!! You called KELLY GIRL a cow!!? WOW! SHOCKING LADY A! good for you!! Thank you!!

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    2. Actually, Lester, that's being mean to the cows, who are blameless creatures. I will edit.

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  2. If WE the BIG PEOPLE( TOO MANY THINK WE ARE THE LITTLE PEOPLE) did what THOSE PUNKS IN HIGH PLACES DID we WOULD BE CUFFED , jailed , afraid to lay on our backs! LIKE THEY ,EVEN THE BY BUNKASANS should be!

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  3. Sorry. I mean we would be KEEPING OUR CLOTHES ON trying to NOT LIE ON OUR STOMACHS in jail if we did what misty Christy and THE BOYZ AND GURLZZZZ DID! Jersey makes good pet products. I wanted to say something good about that region...

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  4. Well, Christie is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, but still --- considering his track record as a micro-manager, as well as an insufferable bully, it's hard for me to believe that he wasn't somehow involved in this whole shabby escapade.

    The documents subpoenaed by the State Senate committee holding hearings on the matter contains redacted passages involving email exchanges among top Christie staffer Bridget Kelly, David Wildstein, and a mysterious third party, who seemed to really be hot-to-trot to administer political payback.

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  5. What is sad and ironic Dan and Lady Amber is that private MANY TAX PAYING citizens got the worst from these thugs in high places.These punks always hurt US! Al Capone , Thugs in the hood , WELL THUGS and THUG -ettes in suites, dresses, etc

    MANY OF THESE POLLS as my Ausie friends call politicians NEED TO PUT A BALL CAP ON BACK wards and call them selves HOME BOYS, GIRLS, for they have A MOB, STREET THUG mentality!

    Dan if you enter a room and see little bites taken from chunks of cheese and some happy rats in the room WELL chances are the rats did it! I will not compare CHRISTIE AND THE BOTZ, GURLZ to innocent rats .

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