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Jon Stewart Mocks the Chris Christie Bridge Retaliation Scandal: VIDEO


Yesterday, as you may have heard, scandal exploded after the release of an email chain between staffers employed by Chris Christie. The email chain revealed that the closure of two lanes of the George Washington Bridgewhich jammed up traffic for four days last September was retaliation against the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey for endorsing Christie's opponent Barbara Buono in the gubernatorial election.

Stewart notes that the only certainty about the effects of this burgeoning scandal is that "you can probably now see Paul Ryan's boner from space."


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  1. Governor Christie should use the Obama defense: 1) I didn't know about it till I read it in the newspapers and saw on the TV news; 2) No one in my staff told me about it.

    Posted by: Perry | Jan 9, 2014 10:49:57 AM

  2. What is amusing is that he is the Mondale to Hillary's Reagan. It would have been a cakewalk for her. Conservatives loathe him more than a dozen Romneys.

    Posted by: Mike | Jan 9, 2014 10:57:43 AM

  3. Brilliant.

    Perry, that is the defense he's using.

    Posted by: Daniel | Jan 9, 2014 12:01:42 PM

  4. and Perry, unlike Obama, Christie IS lying.

    Posted by: Truthiness | Jan 9, 2014 12:21:39 PM

  5. So Perry, are you admitting that Christy is an incompetent, idiot? Or is he just a lying a**hole, that is throwing everyone within reach under the bus?

    Posted by: Howard B | Jan 9, 2014 1:26:57 PM

  6. It's a very weird scandal. Normally, political retribution happens very quietly. This time they stupidly decided to do a public stunt. Next time, deny planning permits or something that no-one will ever know about.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 9, 2014 1:40:33 PM

  7. Interestingly I see the FORMER staff members are under the wheels already, so he can legitimately say he didn't know. However, since both are gone maybe some more Nixon tapes will appear.

    Posted by: steven | Jan 9, 2014 1:54:53 PM

  8. ["and Perry, unlike Obama, Christie IS lying.

    POSTED BY: TRUTHINESS | JAN 9, 2014 12:21:39 PM"]

    So Obama is that stupid. Get's his news on what Administration is up to from the TV, does he.

    Posted by: MIke | Jan 9, 2014 2:04:43 PM

  9. He is a disgusting pig

    Posted by: Stephen | Jan 9, 2014 2:27:17 PM

  10. Paul Ryan's boner? Wha...?

    Posted by: Aaron Schock | Jan 9, 2014 8:05:17 PM

  11. @Truthiness : it isn't clear if Chistie is lying or whether his staffers, reacting to his demeanor, got the wrong idea. But regardless, those staffers were dumb enough to leave an email trail, and Christie is responsible for hiring them. One of the key factors in how well a president does involves hiring his staff and making appointments (e.g., his cabinet), and Christie has shown that he is not up to the job. He hired a bunch of bozos. Even if they did what he told them to do, they are still bozos as they didn't even have enough sense to use a telephone
    (land-line, of course) instead of email, where incriminating evidence could sit there for ever.

    Christie won't admit it, but he is now toast - that is, if the Republicans have half a brain.

    Posted by: Bill | Jan 9, 2014 10:35:33 PM

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