January 9, 2014
TOPHER AT THE BRIDGE:
Christie Nails It (PETER ROFF, January 9, 2014, US News)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie just schooled President Barack Obama and every other politician in America on the proper way to handle a crisis.Up to now, what some folks have been calling "Bridgegate" has been nipping at the heels of the newly-re-elected governor and 2016 presidential prospect. The discovery of emails and text messages showing that the closure of lanes leading up to the Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge was indeed undertaken as political retribution, and not for a traffic study as some had claimed, turned what had been laughable into a serious allegation.In his Thursday press conference, Christie dealt with the whole matter openly and with apparent candor. He explained what he knew, when he knew it, and what he did and would be doing as a result. No excuses, just the facts.
He just enhanced his presidential pedigree.Posted by Orrin Judd at January 9, 2014 5:34 PM