Gov. Chris Christie involved in conspiracy to cause NJ traffic
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in hot water because some emails came to light involving a conspiracy to cause heavy traffic to a rival of his in a town called Fort Lee. The mayor of Fort Lee Mark Sokolich apparently didn’t support Christie in his re-election efforts and at some point Christie’s office workers put the fix in to shut some lanes down on the George Washington Bridge. Christie and his office claimed the lane closures were due to a necessary traffic study, but now some emails came up that show there was a plan for the three weeks prior to shut it down. Here’s what CNN.com posted as some of the more damning evidence:
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie’s deputy chief of staff for legislative and intergovernmental affairs, said in an e-mail to David Wildstein, then the highest-level appointee representing the state at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
“Got it,” Wildstein replied.
Christie name isn’t on any of the emails, but nonetheless it looks shady as hell. Gotta love politics (aka ‘poly-ticks’, meaning ‘many ticks’ or blood suckers).