SanchoPanza
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February 6th, 2015 at 10:38:45 AM permalink
Quote: RaleighCraps

I'm betting Chrisite will do time,before he ever holds another office.

Any odds? After all, as The Guardian makes clear in this case, the U.S. Attorney doesn't see anything illegal:
"Barlyn reached out last April to New Jersey US attorney Paul Fishman, whose office also is investigating apparently politically motivated George Washington Bridge traffic lane closures by Christie allies.
Fishman wrote back to Barlyn in June, according to a letter obtained by the Associated Press, saying: “It is not apparent on the face of your submission that there have been potential violations of federal criminal law warranting this Office’s review.” Fishman directed Barlyn to contact one of the office’s investigators “to further assess whether your allegations may implicate such statutes”.

That, combined with the painfully clear statement from the U.S. Attorney's office a few weeks ago on the end of the investigation of Christie's role in the George Washington Bridge traffic studies, cries out for significant odds in the face of unwarranted demonizing.
Baccaratfrom79
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February 6th, 2015 at 10:42:34 AM permalink
Seriously, there is nothing new here. One of the huge reasons it is all in the spotlight is Christie's appearance. He has done nothing more extreme or worse than any other Governor in NJ or most other surrounding states, do or did. His appearance (physical) is his real downside.
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RaleighCraps
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February 6th, 2015 at 1:10:26 PM permalink
I for one could not care less what his physical attributes are, or are not. I do, however, care about abuse of office and power by politicians, and unfortunately, it is everywhere.

http://www.ibtimes.com/chris-christie-administration-target-new-federal-criminal-probe-1806644

SanchoP, Read the article above, and then comment. I don't think this is old news. Story ran on Feb. 5

"Federal law enforcement officials have launched a criminal investigation of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and members of his administration, pursuing allegations the governor and his staff broke the law when they quashed grand jury indictments against Christie supporters, International Business Times has learned."

They are looking into WHY the attorney general of NJ threw out the grand jury indictments. Highly unusual move. And one of the jurors has said that the evidence that was presented was over whelming, that was why they indicted.
The article goes on to suggest that a lower level court has also helped to cover up these shenanigans.

If the influence and abuse has really gone this far, and it is completely plausible that it has, it won't be long before one of these officials rolls over to save their own skin.
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Baccaratfrom79
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February 6th, 2015 at 1:20:35 PM permalink
Some get caught, the remainder do not. Ask Nixon, oopps, he past away, but he knows, perfect example.
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February 6th, 2015 at 1:21:29 PM permalink
His Iowa speech was demeaning and pompous towards conservatives, it actually really pissed me off. I don't see him doing anything in Iowa, and I think NH will veer towards Bush/Walker/Paul more. I'm fine with him being a popular governor if it means that NE can be a bit more conservative, but the party shouldn't accept him when you have Walker coming from a similar background and having more mainland appeal.
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SanchoPanza
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February 6th, 2015 at 1:33:54 PM permalink
Quote: RaleighCraps

I for one could not care less what his physical attributes are, or are not. I do, however, care about abuse of office and power by politicians, and unfortunately, it is everywhere.

http://www.ibtimes.com/chris-christie-administration-target-new-federal-criminal-probe-1806644
SanchoP, Read the article above, and then comment. I don't think this is old news. Story ran on Feb. 5
"Federal law enforcement officials have launched a criminal investigation of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and members of his administration, pursuing allegations the governor and his staff broke the law when they quashed grand jury indictments against Christie supporters, International Business Times has learned."


The article is precisely where the dismissal by the U.S. Attorney came from. The fact that it took the Hillary Clinton operative who runs the purely political site only five years to "learn" of a non-existent investigation is Sirota's problem. He could have just reprinted the long diatribe from The New York Times in 2013. Not much has changed since then as far as the legal facts.
Quote: RaleighCraps

They are looking into WHY the attorney general of NJ threw out the grand jury indictments. Highly unusual move. And one of the jurors has said that the evidence that was presented was over whelming, that was why they indicted.

Pretty slim reed to rest on.
BoulderDamIt
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February 6th, 2015 at 3:52:42 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

Eh. Who cares? This feels political. Chris Christie has zero chance of ever winning the Republican nomination for president. He's too liberal.


So was Romney, he still got the nomination.
Scan
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February 9th, 2015 at 3:14:26 PM permalink
I am not a Christie fan but of all the possible candidates for governor he was the best choice. As a resident of The Peoples Republic of New Jersey, I can tell you that they all are addicted to tax and spend. Christie put the brakes on a lot of it.
Baccaratfrom79
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February 9th, 2015 at 3:22:26 PM permalink
Quote: Scan

I am not a Christie fan but of all the possible candidates for governor he was the best choice. As a resident of The Peoples Republic of New Jersey, I can tell you that they all are addicted to tax and spend. Christie put the brakes on a lot of it.



I remember having a house in North Jersey. Approx. value/market was $400-650k. Taxes right around $14k a year. South Florida, $1.6M on the water in Broward County tax right at $18 to 19k a year. Jersey and taxes almost as bad as Long Island!
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thegov2k2
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February 13th, 2015 at 10:11:03 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

Eh. Who cares? This feels political. Chris Christie has zero chance of ever winning the Republican nomination for president. He's too liberal.



He's not too liberal, just too much of a d-bag.

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