The full text
of a one-line email in August from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Deputy Chief of Staff to her high school buddy and Port Authority crony David Wildstein:
Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.
One month later, Fort Lee suffered through four days of gridlock inflicted by Wildstein—and ordered by Christie's staff—as they forced a phantom "traffic study" on the town that closed all but one lane to the George Washington bridge. People were forced to sit through four hour car delays, including children, all because Fort Lee's Democratic mayor had refused to endorse Christie. But that was okay, Wildstein said, because...
“They are the children of Buono voters,” Wildstein wrote, making a reference to Barbara Buono, the Democratic candidate for governor, who lost to Christie in a landslide in November.
...which sheds some light on Christie's December 13, 2013, claim that the the lane closures were "absolutely unequivocally not" political. The emails were obtained by the Bergen
North Jersey Record
, and at first read, it seems pretty clear they should put an end to Chris Christie's presidential ambitions, if not his second term.