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  •  I believe that email was sent on the 13th... (3+ / 0-)
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    ssgbryan, Just Bob, SneakySnu

    ...and the lane closures were immediately ceased. This was after days upon days of awareness of the seriousness of this nonsensical "study". It seems like on the 13th, once the term "illegal" and "federal law" came into play, the gravity of the "prank" became apparent and the "study" ended.

    The documents are confusing and occasionally out of order, so I could be wrong.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 06:34:51 PM PST

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    •  Yes, Foy killed it on the 13th... (3+ / 0-)
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      CenPhx, a2nite, La Gitane

      and I can't fault him for not doing it sooner.

      After all, the Port Authority is responsible for a lot more than the GWB, including the ports (duh), other bridges and tunnels, the airports and highways.

      Cheers.

      Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. Friedrich Schiller

      by databob on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 07:13:25 PM PST

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    •  I had that email as sent on the 9th as well (1+ / 0-)
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      La Gitane

      But I left my notes at work with the actual citation. It's on CNN's website too...

      You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” --George Bernard Shaw, JFK, RFK

      by CenPhx on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 08:51:34 PM PST

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      •  A-ha. (2+ / 0-)
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        kurt, La Gitane

        Here is what CNN said:

        Patrick Foye, the transportation agency’s executive director, wrote a scathing e-mail that expressed concerns lane closures on the George Washington Bridge – which snarled traffic in Fort Lee – did not follow protocol or and created “dangers to the public interest.”

        Regina Egea, Christie’s director of the authorities unit and a member of his senior staff, was forward the e-mail three hours after it was sent on September 9.

        Bill Baroni, the Christie-appointed Port Authority deputy director, forwarded the e-mail to Egea.

        But if they are talking about the long, really great email from Foye that ended the closures, that wasn't sent until the 13th. So maybe that is where the confusion arises.

        Regardless of whether it was right at the beginning or right after the closures, Christie was made aware that the closures were probably illegal and endangered public safety. I do not buy that an experienced prosecutor would hear that and not look into it further. I just don't.

        You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” --George Bernard Shaw, JFK, RFK

        by CenPhx on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 09:01:36 PM PST

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        •  Me neither (1+ / 0-)
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          Regardless of the date, it is total bullshit that he knew nothing before 8:50am Wednesday morning.

          This, and his phone call to Cuomo on dec 12th should be enough to disprove his pious two hour charade of ignorance on Thursday.

          "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

          by La Gitane on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 03:38:11 AM PST

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