The Buck Stops With Christie

Governor Christie: I wouldn’t characterize myself as angry Matt. It just you know, I don’t like when mistakes are made, because of the question you asked me, right? Like, are you ultimately responsible? Yeah. I mean it’s OK when I make the mistakes, you know, that I’m responsible. When others make the mistakes I’m you know, it bothers me. But I think anger would probably be a little bit too strong a word. Bothered probably would be the better word, you know? I was bothered by it but, you know, folks around here – when I’m angry you tend to be able to see it. I don’t hide it all that well. I’m not angry but I’m bothered when people make mistakes that wind up reflecting poorly on their performance, because their performance is the performance of this Administration, and so I’d rather have us all doing things well, and so I’m bothered whenever that happens. But, you know, as I said before, I commend Senator Baroni for his service, for his four years there. I know how hard that job is and he worked very hard at it. So did Mr. Wildstein at the job he had and, you know, it’s unfortunate for them that a mistake got made near the end of their tenure but, you know, that’s just the way life works sometimes and no, I wouldn’t call myself angry, but bothered, yeah. I mean, I’d rather not be doing this, but, you know, this is the job. So, you know, when you lead this is what you’ve got to deal with sometimes, but other times, you know, I’m standing behind here when the folks that work for me have done extraordinary things, herculean things, that I get to smile and stand here and put my arms around them and take credit for it. So if you’re going to do that you got to be prepared to do this too, and that’s OK. I’m a big boy. I can handle it.


Posted: December 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “The Buck Stops With Christie”

  1. This is getting redunant! said at 8:21 pm on December 13th, 2013:

    To get appointed a position in the Christie Administration, does one have to had work in the US Attorney’s Office? It seems those the people getting appointed by Christie.

    Grammicioni…..the two of them–wife, new Christie appointed successor to Baroni, and husband, new Christie appointed successor to Valentin (Monmouth County Prosecutor)–again, former US Attorney personnel.

  2. The Buck Stops "Here?" said at 9:31 am on December 14th, 2013:

    The entire commuting area of Fort Lee was held hostage to a bunch of political ego-maniacs.

    Citizens of Fort Lee were unable to get expedited emergency transportation for their loved ones to hospitals, due to traffic choked streets.

    This is purely disgusting and should be called as such.

    Lets get a federal investigation going, and see where the buck truly stops. The falling on the sword by Baroni and Wildstein was just a little to convenient. It looks too similar to the Shundler debacle when Christie blamed Shundler for the Race to the Top failure.

  3. Here is the simple explanation said at 6:41 pm on December 14th, 2013:

    There’s a very simple explanation for all of this:

  4. Traffic said at 11:20 am on December 15th, 2013:

    It’s inevitable. Who doesn’t wait in traffic?
    What makes Ft. Lee special to even have 3 lanes. I travel that area, the official cry babies can wait like the rest of us.
    A Big-to- do-about-Nothing.
    Grasping at straws, again

  5. @Traffic said at 11:31 am on December 15th, 2013:

    This was extraordinary traffic–manufactured traffic for a phanthom traffic study. Would you want your child or elderly parent to wait in extra traffic for an ambulance?

    The traffic was not just in the ordinary places of the GWB–it was all over the town. The small tertiary roads were clogged as well. This is unprecedented.

    Do you condone what these clowns did?

  6. @ said at 12:39 pm on December 15th, 2013:

    It’s manufactured BS making an ordeal out of closed lanes. It’s because Bergen democrats think they are above the public and don’t feel the Ft Lee elite should wait like the rest of us.
    It’s hilarious to watch you grasp at straws
    Let Wishneski investigate the out of control drug issues in his town.

  7. @said said at 4:13 pm on December 15th, 2013:

    “Manufactured BS,” I don’t think Baroni tendered his resignation with a $279,000.00 salary over “manufactured” BS.

    Again, this phantom study, unbeknownst to the Engineering Department and the PA Executive Director not only inconvenienced the travelling public, it also put lives in jeopardy. I don’t think that could be any clearer to you. Place your BS petty partisan politics aside and think that it could have been your son, daughter, or parents, that had to wait extra time to get your loved one to a hospital–but was delayed because the ambulance was stuck in REAL traffic over a traffic study. A study that was not authorized, a study that the Engineering Department did not know about, a study that was not communicated to Fort Lee; emergency response agencies–I think you get it by now.

    Remember, it is alleged that Baroni called Foye up and did not want what happened to be discussed publicly.

    And speaking of drug problem, what drug problem? In Wisnewski’s town? Can you post the facts on the problem in his town? What are the police doing about it? Is it just his town? Please be real for once!

  8. The Governor said Mistakes Were Made! said at 7:07 pm on December 15th, 2013:

    OK granted, mistakes were made. And what were those “mistakes?”

  9. iMan9796 said at 1:49 am on January 7th, 2014:

    This same type of Bridgegatesque crime, corruption, cover-up & retaliation is standard operating procedure at the Port Authority Bus Terminal’s Lost & Found Dept. in NYC concerning lost & found property brazenly stolen by Port Authority Supervisors. Google  “Donna Lebourne abc news” & see the vile face of shame being confronted & exposed for the world to see.

    Port Authority Supervisor Donna Lebourne also has an outside job, she is the Vice President of her & her husband’s charity Caribbean Sports International that donates cellphones & other electronics.  If you lost an item at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and did not get it back, contact her charity, perhaps she may donate your item back to you out of the kindness of her cold evil heart. It’s very easy to be charitable when you are giving away someone else’s property.

    Also, the Port Authority of NY & NJ has become a threat to national security and has placed everyone’s safety & security in jeopardy, by employing an illegal policy of disposing lost valid passports in the garbage that are found in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Now just imagine the damage that a terrorist cell could do with those valid lost passports or an identity theft ring. Google “Port Authority – Passports.”

    If the Port Authority will not prosecute and punish their own supervisors for theft, especially when they are caught redhanded, how much confidence do you have in their ability to actually put a stop to their illegal passport policy or any other crimes they uncover? The Port Authority’s inaction and cover-up is tantamount to treason.

    In this age of global terrorism and rampant identity theft, the Port Authority is a reckless shameful disgusting embarrassment of bi-state transportation agency when it comes to safety & security in this area. To ignore this gaffe would be a crime on all levels of local, state & federal government, who have the power to put a stop to this lunacy. 

    Action must be taken against these corrupt incompetent criminals in the Port Authority before another terrorist attack takes place & more innocent lives are lost due to their utter disregard about our safety and security, not to mention their disgraceful feeling of self entitlement to patron’s lost property found at the PABT. Google “found, stolen, trashed by PA.”

    The culture of fear is alive and well at the Port, because crime, corruption, cover-ups & retaliation is the Port Authority way. Believe me, I know firsthand and I have the evidence to prove it.

    General Manager of the George Washington Bridge Robert Durando’s testimony at the New Jersey State Assembly Transportation Committee on 12/9/13 exposes the culture of fear that exists at the Port Authority, he is fully aware of what happens to whistleblowers at the Port. Sadly, Durando and his boss Cedrick Fulton decided to put tens of thousands of lives in jeopardy just to save their own jobs. They are cowards.

    Intentionally gridlocking traffic on 9/11 for the sake of a “traffic study,” a day that terrorist use to cause mayhem is absolute insanity.

    It’s time to stop the madness!