Christie Aides Were ‘Plotting Like Petulant And Juvenile Pranksters’
The aides to Chris Christie who are facing legal problems because of Bridgeghazi, “Bill Baroni, Bridget Anne Kelly [pictured] and David Wildstein waited for the first day of school,” reports the New York Times.
…an indictment released by federal prosecutors in New Jersey on Friday fills out in more detail the specifics of how and why, presenting the lengths three accused conspirators, aides and an ally of Gov. Chris Christie, went to, and the delight they took, in concocting their scheme and the sham story to cover it up. Two of the three, Mr. Baroni and Ms. Kelly, were indicted, while the third, Mr. Wildstein, pleaded guilty.
The fine-grained intricacies laid out in the legal papers show the three plotting like petulant and juvenile pranksters, using government resources, time and personnel to punish a public official whose sole offense was failing to endorse their political patron. The three were in constant contact, brazenly using government emails, their tone sometimes almost giddy. They even gave the increasingly desperate mayor of Fort Lee their own version of the silent treatment.
oldfart May 3rd, 2015 at 8:23 am
Attitude begins at the top and political retribution is really nothing new.
New Jersey politics has always been on the rough and tumble side.
they very well may not have been directly ordered by Christie to take those actions
but IMO, they were acting on and out his persona.
whatthe46 May 3rd, 2015 at 1:57 pm
if they were ordered by him, they better cut some kind of deal. why go to jail taking all the blame. my guess is that he did know about it.
Dwendt44 May 3rd, 2015 at 7:47 pm
Falling on your sword isn’t that rare in political circles. Bush/Cheney got Scooter to do it to keep them out of the slammer.
whatthe46 May 3rd, 2015 at 8:13 pm
i’m not going to jail for no damn one. i’ve been accustomed to my 3,500 sq of space, free to roam, free to go to my kitchen when i want, go outside, etc., etc., to be locked up. i would sing like an opera star before i take the fall. people are stupid.
bpollen May 3rd, 2015 at 11:24 pm
Don’t you think there is some quid-pro-quo involved in such misuse of swords? That’s how the mob did it.
Budda May 3rd, 2015 at 9:12 am
This isn’t governing.
ExPFCWintergreen May 3rd, 2015 at 10:25 am
Junior-varsity Segrettis : http://www.criticalcommons.org/Members/ccManager/clips/donald-segretti-scene-from-all-the-presidents-men/view
StoneyCurtisll May 3rd, 2015 at 1:43 pm
Now that was a good movie~!
dave-dr-gonzo May 3rd, 2015 at 10:56 am
Nixon’s “plumbers” meets Animal House. Governor Christie goes from bully to Bluto.
StoneyCurtisll May 3rd, 2015 at 1:39 pm
High Five to that~!
StoneyCurtisll May 3rd, 2015 at 1:48 pm
Crispy still denies any knowledge of what his paid staff were up to…
What does this say about the type of leadership/administration that Christie would bring to the highest office in the land?
Kick Frenzy May 3rd, 2015 at 2:13 pm
I’ve been saying the same thing all along.
He’s either incredibly corrupt or incredibly inept.
whatthe46 May 3rd, 2015 at 2:20 pm
i bet it’s both. i win.
Kick Frenzy May 3rd, 2015 at 2:50 pm
I was just looking for an older quote where he says that he keeps a close eye on his staff and always knows what they’re doing, but I haven’t been able to find it.
But I did read about crap he’s pulled that most of us have forgotten about and if he’s inept in any way, it’s easily dwarfed by his corruptness.
AmusedAmused May 4th, 2015 at 5:17 pm
So, Kelly’s defense is that she was merely a bridge troll.
Gadea May 5th, 2015 at 3:45 am
Christie’s defense, is that he’s just the governor, how was he supposed to know.
All his people, acted on their own, without any direction from him.
He, was clueless.