Step back? OK.Why does the writer not ask the obvious question:"Who is Christie and what is his character, if he would hire such
The micro-managing Christie is in the classic dilemma, either he can claim
ignorance and appear incompetent, or he can be seen as someone who is lying
about a bogus "traffic study" on the busiest bridge in the world.What ever the outcome, Christie's presidential aspirations are
toast, and the leading Republican is ...........you guessed it, Mitt Romney!
"Calm down." "People need to step back,"This advice
applies to so many things in politics. And it is very applicable to the Bridge
Gate issue.Scandal? Not yet. At least not with Christie.And, while I don't think that we have all the facts we should "step
back" and allow the investigations to proceed. I have not seen
evidence that Christie KNEW. Not yet anyway.I will give him a pass
unless something implicates him personally.(And I have not ruled out
voting for him)And, for the record, I will accept whatever comes out
of the investigations.You on the left - Give Christie the same
benefit of the doubt you give ObamaYou on the Right - Apply your same
principles to bothAnd to both. Please don't go to illogical
lengths to make this vastly different.
This is a lot of talk because of a lane closure. If this is a real issue then
explain what my actions should be here in Utah when I come upon a road
construction project and everything is present like signs and cones and lane
closures and slow down but there is absolutely nothing going on. There are no
people, there is no equipment, there is nothing but a lane closure.Question, on a Sunday when there is no construction activity at all and the
road is in normal condition, why do we have to adhere to lower speed limits? We
slow down to protect workers but there aren't any. Someone needs to
Agreed. Let's step back from this so-called "scandal" so we can
focus on Benghazi!Please focus more on Benghazi. We need to get to the
bottom of Benghazi.
@Ernest T. Bass "Benghazi."Now that you bring it up,
Benghazi probably is something we should pay more attention to. We still
don't have a clear account of how Obama and Hillary spent the evening on
Sept 11, 2012. We do know that Gregory Hicks called Hillary at 8:00 PM EST and
told her in no uncertain terms that the embassy was under attack by terrorists.
At 10:00 PM, Obama and Hillary talked by phone. By 10:30 PM, Hillary released a
statement blaming "inflammatory material posted on the Internet."It seems as though some good investigative reporting could track down a
few more details about what Obama and Hillary did that evening. From the known
events, it appears they spent their time making up a story.
Given Christie's reputation for hardball politics (including running a
campaign ad in a 1990s city office race containing falsehoods about his opponent
for which he later had to publish a quarter-page newspaper apology in a legal
settlement), his generally pushy personality, and my disagreement with most of
his policies, I'm predisposed to accept the bridge closure as an act
political retaliation. However, I'm willing to accept Ms. Parker's
advice and calm down. The lane closures seem to like an extremely clumsy form
of retaliation. The whole point of retaliation is that the target knows who the
perpetrator is so they know not to repeat the offending action. Here it is not
the case. The ones feeling the pain are the commuters who were stuck for hours.
Their ire is not going to be directed at the local mayor (or the Democratic
legislative leadership-- if the theory that the alleged retaliation was about
judicial appointees has any credence). The drivers are going to direct their
anger at the operators of the bridge-- the Port Authority and DOT, i.e. the
state, and by extension, Christie himself. That's not well-executed
This is amateurish by New Jersey corruption standards. If this is the best he
can do, it's time to vote for the democrat.
@HutteriteAgreed. But I don't think it will be the Bridge
problems that will ultimately get the Governor in trouble, its the misuse of
Sandy relief funds. The evidence is far more direct and the consequences far
Ms Parker did you ever once suggest the "step back" approach to
columnists and the Fox Newspundits when they went with Benghazi
misinformation. Also the announcement that "Impeachment is on the
Table" was talked by, of all people, a congressman member of the Benghazi
Congressional Hearing. Such hype has lead to nothing but embarrassment. There
was no conspiracy after all.
Yes, he is the only viable candidate left. Maybe Senator Lee can rehabilitate
his image and go super Fox.
"What ever the outcome, Christie's presidential aspirations are
toast,"Which is what this whole 'story' is about, a
smear by democrats on the republican candidate they fear most. I am
not distressed. Christie is an eastern moderate. I want a real conservative. I
don't think he would have been the nominee anyway. So
let's just keep the democrats guessing. Let's see how many republicans
they smear, hoping to get people to forget the ACA mess. There are so many
talented conservatives. Republicans need to find an unknown, like Obama was
unknown. Driving all the 'known' candidates out will pave the way for
that great obscure republican candidate. On top of that, all the
smearing will help those in the middle see the democrat party, and their partner
in crime, MSNBC, for what they are.