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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
The unfolding Chris Christie bridge scandal—from the revelation that the New Jersey governor's senior staff really did intentionally tie up traffic leading to the George Washington Bridge to Christie's brief, buck-stops-over-there statement—has given the denizens of Twitter a lot to work with. And they've come up with some gems, making important points on what this says about Christie, asking questions that still need to be answered, and bringing the funny:
Maybe we could coax Christie out for a statement by dangling a teacher?
@SamSeder
usually when chris christie is "outraged" he reaches for the nearest camera. not today. #CowardlyChristie
@owillis
If you think Gov. Christie wasn't involved in closing the lanes to the bridge, then I have a bridge to sell you.
@zachbraff
. @AriFleischer He should blame the traffic hold up on a search for weapons of mass destruction. That worked pretty well for you guys.
@tbogg
January 2017. President Christie to U.S. Strategic Command: "That's right, you heard me. Ft. Lee. Now. With everything we've got."
@billmon1
Nothing says authentic straight shooter like an emailed statement blaming your staff.
@TVietor08
Super-deliberative, always-calm Chris Christie isn’t sure about firing aide who lied to him about orchestrating traffic jam? Bull. Shit.
@jamisonfoser
Christie had no idea what his top aides were doing, but Obama was all up IN the IRS Cinicinnati office.
@AdamSerwer
If Twitter is having this much fun, just imagine the field day Christie's potential 2016 opponents will have with this.
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Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 02:35 PM PST.

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