IS NEW JERSEY GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE POLITICAL “TOAST”? – OR, IS HE JUST LIKE BIG BANKS, SIMPLY TOO BIG TO FALL? (HA-HA!)

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New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie’s Administration’s lane closures on the George Washing Bridge back in September are more than likely going to stick a fork in his Presidential aspirations!  David Wildstein, the fired Port Authority official in charge of bridge operations, came out this week and said that Christie was very aware of the closure operations, contrary to what Christie indicated in his recent two-hour press conference.
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Ft. Lee, New Jersey Mayor Mark Sokolich, appearing on CNN recently, claimed that the lane closings, in hindsight, has all of the earmarks of a political retaliation for his non-endorsement of Christie in his gubernatorial re-election campaign in 2013.
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The recent disclosure by Dawn Zimmer, the mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey that Governor Christie’s office (via the Lieutenant Governor, Kim Guadagno) pressured her to back an urban renewal project in close proximity to Hoboken (Rockefeller Group development deal) in exchange for Hurricane Sandy flood funds would seem to corroborate Ft. Lee Mayor Sokolich‘s accusation against the Christie administration.
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Suffice it to say that early on in Gov. Christie’s first term he instructed his aides to draw up file folders with very detailed information on the mayors of 100 New Jersey cities, information such as their pet projects, their respective enemies and friends.  Christie knew where to find a needle in a haystack in New Jersey politics.  His reputation for personally approving legislation or filling state government positions was legendary and well known.
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We have banks that are so big that, in a sense, they are too big to fail.  Perhaps in the case of Chris Christie, we have someone who is too big to fall.  (ok, ok, I couldn’t resist a little snarky humor here!)  Chris Christie has stepped into this swamp of corruption on his own volition and has only made it bigger, murkier and more pervasive, even by New Jersey standards.
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The coup de grâce was this week’s Super Bowl festivities in New Jersey where Gov. Christie appeared in public to officially send off the next Super Bowl to Arizona.  As soon as he began his remarks the chorus of boos from the crowd were very self-evident.
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Christie now finds himself like Gulliver did with the Lilliputians.  Although a large figure compared to the 6-inch tall Lilliputians, Gulliver was subdued by the diminutive Lilliputians.  (Gulliver lies down on the grass to rest, and soon he falls asleep. When he wakes up, he finds that his arms, legs, and long hair have been tied to the ground with pieces of thread.)
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In a word, Governor Chris Christie is akin to a beached whale (ha-ha) at this moment and you can put the kibosh on his presidential aspirations, once and for all.  (Sorry, David & Charles Koch!)

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RevereGuy

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