The state of New Jersey has been in the news of late, because the super-sized Governor and presidential wanna-be, is embroiled in several scandals.
It’s alleged that Governor Chris Christie’s “staff” was responsible for creating four days of bumper to bumper traffic on the world’s busiest bridge, to punish a local mayor due to his failure to endorse Christie in his 2013 re-election bid.
In addition, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has accused the garden state’s Lieutenant Governor of extortion, after the Mayor refused to throw her support behind a large development project that would financially benefit Christie’s cronies. And millions of dollars of federal funds, earmarked for rebuilding the state’s infrastructure, in the wake of super-storm Sandy, were allocated to constructing a senior citizen housing development, in a town that was largely unaffected by the storm.
The national media often characterize New Jersey’s Governor as the front-runner in the 2016 GOP sweepstakes to be the party’s nominee for President, and if the Governor himself is found to be culpable in any of these scandals, his presidential ambitions will be squashed.
The U.S. Attorney is investigating these allegations, along with the New Jersey state legislature, so the truth will eventually come out.
The most troubling aspect of these allegations, is the Governor’s failure to take complete responsibility for these scandals, and his constantly changing explanation, about what he knew and when he knew it.
The Governor was quick to throw his staff under the bus, in a nationally televised press conference, when he called his loyal lieutenant’s liars. As the Christie administration unfairly casts Bridget Kelly and David Wildstein as the villains in “Bridgegate,” and the national media complies with their false assertion, the fact of the matter is that Kelly and Wildstein were carrying out orders from on high. Bridget Kelly and David Wildstein have been unfairly tarred and feathered, because they displayed the very loyalty, that the Governor allegedly demands of his staff.
Chris Christie would best serve the people of New Jersey if he stopped attacking the media, and ceased the bullying of his loyal friends and staffers.
The New Jersey Governor is in big trouble, and there’s a parallel in Greek mythology. When Icarus flew too close to the sun, his wings melted, and he fell into the sea.
Whether a federal prosecutor finds that Chris Christie abused his power as the state’s chief executive, and ordered the traffic jam or not, the Governor is completely responsible for these transgressions.
Chris Christie’s wings are melting, and he’s in danger of making a big splash and tidal wave, when he too falls into the metaphorical sea.
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