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  •  Great at the crime, Rotten at the cover-up (8+ / 0-)

    Christie's aparatus didn't seem to ever consider that they needed to exercise more than basic 6th grader level in covering their tracks.  Because they forgot the most important rule of the Christie operation:  

    Loyalty only Flows One Way -- to Christie.  
    We would not know most of this, we would still be in a blind alley, were it not for David Wildstein's curiously unredacted "gmail" account email from Bridget Kelly:
    "Time for some traffic problems in Ft Lee"

    Without this smoking gun, we would not have easily, if at all, found out about Sandy funds, Samson non-recusals, PAPBA activities, and all the lies.  

    Why did Wildstein do this?  Chris Christie could have taken the hit for Bridget Kelly and David Wildstein, he could not have called them "Liars" on tv, he could have chosen not to publicly mock David Wildstein as a High School nothing, he could have paid for their defense costs through the PA, but he's shown ZERO loyalty to his subordinates.   It's the measure of a man.  

    "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of the United States of America -9.75 -6.87

    by Uncle Moji on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 09:37:06 AM PST

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    •  David knew Christie from high school (3+ / 0-)
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      he'd taken his measure, and he not only used email, he was the first to crack jokes and be indiscreet, called 'priming the pump,' to encourage the others to be indiscreet on the record too.

      He's a wily Wildstein.

      •  Kornacki & Brian Murphy both stress Wildstein (7+ / 0-)

        was absolutely loyal to his subordinates.  He went to the mat for them, if there was a question, he sided with his staff.  He protected them, he took the hits for them.

        If this is who Wildstein is, he would have expected his boss to show the same level of loyalty to his staff.  It would be the honorable thing for a boss to do.  

        I agree that Wildstein's views were tempered by his actual experience with Christie in High School, when Christie was still raw and unpolished.  So I agree that he kept paper as protection (apparently a habit he has always had) against betrayal.  But I think even he was surprised by the emphatic public mocking and betrayal of him by the Governor, a man he helped into public office, and a man whose former campaign manager's career was nurtured and aided by Wildstein - Bill Stepian.

        The revenge of Urkel.

        "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of the United States of America -9.75 -6.87

        by Uncle Moji on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:11:12 AM PST

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        •  I don't think so (0+ / 0-)

          he knew Christie pretty well, the guy gave him 'tips' when he was Wally Edge.  I think he went to work for him as a career move, and when he was asked to close the lanes, he knew it wasn't that smart, he joked about taking empty boxes to work.  He had been critical of many who threw their subordinates over, and Christie already had that reputation, on the education proposal that Jersey lost out on?  

    •  So true (1+ / 0-)
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      Christie expects complete loyality but doesn't return it.  I think Wildstein knows this now and if he's given immunity will sing louder than a mocking bird.  Christie is toast and I'm sure deep down the RNC knows this but won't admit it.  

      Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn but sometimes you need that bullhorn to retain your vote.

      by Rosalie907 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 11:38:01 AM PST

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