Photo by Paul Scharff
Governor Chris Christie will likely be tan and relaxed after a holiday weekend in Puerto Rico when he arrives in Middletown for his first Town Hall Meeting since last June tomorrow.
He should be ready for bear.
Christie could get RREM’d tomorrow.
Bayshore residents who overwhelmingly voted for Christie in 2009 and again last November are ready to give up on giving Christie the benefit of the doubt. The politically connected feel he’s taken Republican Monmouth and Ocean Counties for granted. Those still suffering from the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy feel like Christie has ridden their suffering to national prominence while neglecting his self professed “mission” to rebuild the shore.
The powder keg of frustration with Christie was building before the election and certainly before Bridgegate. Sandy victims brutalized by the storm feel further violated by the red tape and false starts peddled by all levels of government, banks and insurance companies.
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Posted: February 17th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Middletown, Monmouth County, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Chirisite, Middletown, Monmouth County, Port Monmouth, Reconstruction Rehabilitation Elevation and Mitigation, RREM, Superstorm Sandy, Town Hall, VFW Post 2179 | 4 Comments »
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Posted: February 5th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken, Port Authority | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, David Samson, Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken, Hunterdon, NJ Spotlight, Port Authority of NY/NJ | 1 Comment »
Governor Chris Christie and former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Kelly at a happier time. Photo via facebook
Bridget Ann Kelly, Governor Chris Christie’s former Deputy Chief of Staff who sent the “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” email to David Wildstein, then New Jersey’s #2 official at the Port Authority of NY/NJ, has invoked her fifth amendment rights and declined to produce the documents subpoenaed by the joint legislative committee investigating “Bridgegate,” the September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, according to a report at NorthJersey.com.
Posted: February 3rd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: 5th amendment, Bridgegate, Bridget Ann Kelly, Chris Christie, GWB | 2 Comments »
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.”
Posted: February 3rd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Uncategorized | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Geroge Washington Bridge, GWB, Mark Sokolich | 6 Comments »
“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.”