A GW Bridge Too Far

It’s been fun on the Governor Gas Bag Pufferfish Fat Fuck front today. All that talk that nobody close to Christie would be dumb enough to do such a thing is looking rather quaint right now. The people around Tricky Dick who concocted the White House and CREEP’s 1972 crime wave were pretty darn smart too. Like the Christie people they did something epically stupid because they wanted to run up the score on an opponent whose ass they were going to kick anyway. I believe it’s called hubris, which will bite you in the butt every damn time.

The stories about emergency response delays due to the lane closures could provide Christie’s future opponents with a Willie Horton moment.Just check this out:

First responders were delayed in responding to at least four medical emergencies due to the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September that have been linked to one of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) political feuds.

The delays were detailed in a letter from EMS coordinator Paul Favia to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich. It was obtained by the Bergen Record and dated Sept. 10, the second day Fort Lee was consumed by gridlock due to the lane closures.

In one instance, it took EMS workers seven minutes to get to a 91-year-old woman who was unconscious and eventually died of cardiac arrest at a hospital.

This is turning out to be a bigger deal than I expected. It’s still petty, stupid, and childish but it’s looking increasingly important.

4 thoughts on “A GW Bridge Too Far

  1. Beverly Rainbolt says:

    Gov. Christie”s very own Death Panel.

  2. Snarki, child of Loki says:

    Christie’s VERY FIRST response to the scandal was to get in front of the TV cameras and admit that HE PERSONALLY PUT OUT THE TRAFFIC CONES.
    Sounds like a confession. Could someone please review the bridge webcam footage? I bet he’d be easy to spot.

  3. gratuitous says:

    Something that had slipped by me until I saw it pointed out at The Rude Pundit. Remember those e-mails between a couple of Christie’s toadies about it being time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee? Those e-mails were sent from personal e-mail accounts (yahoo and gmail), but they were dated August 13. The traffic jams weren’t engineered for four weeks. These fuckers sat on this idea and waited for a time when it would cause the maximum inconvenience.
    Oh, and they also tied up traffic on September 11th. Something about that date kind of rings a bell in my memory. Considering the affinity some folks have for anniversary dates, you’d think that one would have some significance in northern New Jersey on the feeder highway into New York City. I understand drivers have a good view of the skyline from the George Washington Bridge.

  4. Dorothy says:

    If I were a lawyer, I’d work up a class action suit for damages against Christie: from reckless endangerment you talk about here, the last wages for hourly workers, late fees assessed against delivery companies, and the extreme trauma suffered by all those poor kids who started going to school this year, I suspect there were a lot of monetizable suffering this douchebag needs to pay off.
    And I suspect that short of sending him to jail, nothing but coughing up some money is going to make him give a shit.

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