Chris Christie’s Troubles Continue

It's been a while since I wrote anything about the ongoing troubles surrounding (engulfing?) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Heck, it's been a while since I wrote anything at all, for various reasons. That should not be taken to mean, however, that Chris Christie's troubles have evaporated or even receded significantly. In fact, despite his best efforts, Chris Christie's entanglement in...

Chris Christie’s Bridgegate Fate

Things continue to not look good for Governor Chris Christie's bridgegate-related future. Just yesterday, the former Christie staffer who is perhaps most central to the ongoing "bridgegate" scandal, Bridget Ann Kelly, used the fifth amendment to assert her right against self-incrimination. Kelly is the former Christie deputy chief of staff who sent the now-infamous email to David Wildstein...

Chris Christie Knew About GWB Lane Closures

The New York Times is reporting that David Wildstein, one of two Chris Christie appointees at the center of the "bridgegate" scandal, is now saying Christie knew about the GWB lane closings: The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that the...

Walls Close In On Chris Christie

Steve Kornaci has obviously been eating his Wheaties this week, because on Saturday morning’s UP, he delivered what may be the most devastating - and well-substantiated - assessment of the Christie administration’s culture of corruption and cronyism yet. If you’ve not yet seen it, it involves the Mayor of Hoboken, a hugely wealthy and influential real estate developer, and a quid-pro-quo...

The Boss Does Not Approve

Uh- oh. For a guy who's built a large part of his image around Springsteen song/Jersey imagery, this one's gotta sting Chris Christie a little bit: Not least, perhaps, because Bruce actually does carry a fair amount of cultural weight in America, but particularly in New Jersey. Rule of thumb: when your scandal leaves the realm of op-ed pages and Sunday political shows, and hits the network late...