Fort Lee Mayor Believes Christie, Not Wildstein

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich did not endorse Governor Chris Christie’s reelection.  Many think that decision led Christie staffers and Port Authority appointees to shut down his town’s access to the George Washington Bridge.  The controversy over the GWB lane closures has enthralled the national and local media for the last month and put the governor’s presidential prospects in jeopardy.

Christie said he knew nothing about the lane closures until he heard about them in the media.  David Wildstien, the former Port Authority official who order the lane closure says that “evidence exists” that Christie knew about the lane closures “while they were happening.”

The Democratic mayor believes Christie and not Wildstein, according to a report at Bloomberg.com.

“I’m the guy giving the governor the benefit of the doubt, and I take him at his word,” Sokolich said today in an interview. “I’ve said it 100 times, I’m not rooting for the highest elected official in the state of New Jersey to be involved in this. I’m not. But I don’t know, it seems like all sorts of things are happening.”

“I’m not a Wildstein fan, I’ve made no secret of that,” Sokolich said. “Anything that emanates from his camp has to be taken with a grain of salt.”

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Fort Lee Mayor Believes Christie, Not Wildstein”

  1. And Nothing said at 7:27 pm on February 3rd, 2014:

    From the APP about this:

    http://www.app.com/article/20140131/NJNEWS1002/301310096

    Despite it being out there since yesterday

    Nope, the local branch of the lame street media will not report the other side, preferring to pile on Christie.

    Signed,

    Silence Dogood, Redux

  2. Fort Lee Mayor Believes Christie, Not Wildstein | The Save Jersey Blog said at 7:54 pm on February 3rd, 2014:

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  3. Scott Neuman said at 8:53 pm on February 3rd, 2014:

    Giving the benefit of a doubt isn’t the same as saying he believes him…..

  4. Art Gallagher said at 9:29 pm on February 3rd, 2014:

    Scott….taking someone’s word for something is believing them.

  5. Patrick Short said at 10:35 pm on February 3rd, 2014:

    Hard to believe he did not know about the lane closures until it was brought to his attention recently…. it was the biggest news item running in September. And for days thousands of his constituents were pleading for help.

  6. Don't Blame Me I Voted 4 Lonegan 2009 said at 2:27 am on February 4th, 2014:

    The Mayor of Fort Lee said: ” “I’ve said it 100 times, I’m not rooting for the highest elected official in the state of New Jersey to be involved in this. I’m not. But I don’t know, it seems like all sorts of things are happening.”

    Sounds to me like something any reasonably objective person would say who’s trying to keep an open mind. The bottom line is nobody knows for sure what kind of dirt Christie’s old buddy is ready to dish out on his “good friend” from high school. But either Christie is totally moronic for creating a $150,000 patronage job for someone who was not only completely unqualified but who also “was deceptive in his high school social studies class” and sued his school board when he was 16, or Wildstein had so much dirt on Christie the latter had no choice but to pay off his “good friend”.