This isn't the first time critics have called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a bully. But now the man many consider a Republican presidential frontrunner is on the defensive, scrambling to distance himself from an erupting political scandal that threatens to tarnish his image well before the 2016 elections.
E-mails that surfaced Wednesday suggest top Christie appointees orchestrated traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge as part of a political vendetta to punish a local mayor who wouldn't support him at the polls. Lane closures around approaches to the country's busiest bridge snarled traffic for days in September in Fort Lee, New Jersey - a problem the governor and his administration had originally blamed on a mishandled traffic study.
In response to the e-mail firestorm, Christie said Wednesday that he was misled by staff. He called the conduct outrageous and said he knew nothing about it.FULL STORY
With his atti tude he just isnt POTUS material. You have to have a calm clear head and this man is a loose cannon.
I totally agree, Chrissy.
Hell can keep you warm too @ rupert lol.
Christie fired Briget Anne Kelly.
@ pubert, rupert DOES have some good days! He isnt bad ALL the time just once in awhile he gets obnoxious!
Typical republican, blame someone else, slander them and then make sure they dont have a job. I used to like this guy and possibly woulda voted for him. Not now tho.
Whooo, With as much as a bully as this dude is, he would be the republican dream candidate for POTUS. If he were to get in there, we'd be in another war in a heartbeat. Trouble is, he'd have our opponent so ticked that they would probably attack us first.d
If true, because a dem didn't endorse him? Puhleeze.
If the man is truly that vindictive, I don't even want to think he would have access to "any" of the weapons we have. Including a sling shot.
I have read that he runs a very tight ship; a staple doesn't get ordered without his knowing about it. It doesn't look good.
Must have reached my posing limit; won't let me post.
I see my david and goliath post concerning the slingshot got deleted! Is there a problem referencing the bible now @ cnn?