The incredible thing about the Chris Christie bridge scandal is why it took so long to be outraged by the George Washington Bridge. Even without deliberate lane closures the bridge is a total mess and takes about an hour to cross the mile-long span in rush hour. It would be faster crawling on all fours.
If the Super Bowl never returns to the New York-New Jersey region, don’t blame it on the weather. The gods of pigskin made sure that the game was played on the only decent day we’ve had in weeks.
It’s too bad that New Jersey Transit spoiled the occasion for the 30,000 or so fans who Read More
Down and Out
For the politician formerly known as the Republican Party’s presidential front-runner, the hits keep coming: hits to his credibility, hits to his governing style, hits to his reputation. Read More
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal today followed him all the way across the George Washington Bridge and into New York City.
At a Times Square Super Bowl hand-off ceremony, where Mr. Christie was on hand to pass the figurative baton to Arizona’s governor, who will host the game next year, Mr. Christie was booed both when he was introduced and as he addressed the sports fans gathered.
Yesterday afternoon, celebrities, athletes and comedians gathered at the Waldorf Astoria to publicly humiliate the most reviled man in football, Boomer Esiason, in a Friars Club roast.
Mayor Bill de Blasio may have harshly criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for his administration’s recent “bridgegate” scandal, but for one night, at least, it was all water under the bridge.
The pair kicked off this weekend’s Super Bowl festivities with a joint appearance in Jersey City last night. And if Mr. de Blasio had any lingering harsh feelings about the alleged traffic shutdown over the George Washington Bridge, he certainly didn’t show it.
rolling with rudy
While many Democrats, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, have been quick to tear into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after last week’s “Bridgegate” scandal, New York’s top Democrat has no such interest.
Asked about the scandal this morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo almost seemed to even defend his counterpart across the Hudson River, noting Mr. Christie “made it clear that he is very displeased with what happened.”
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has a theory for why the press has been so aggressively covering New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal: presidential politics.
According to Mr. Giuliani, one of the few Republicans to defend Mr. Christie in the immediate aftermath of the scandal last week, media outlets like The New York Times have been ripping into Mr. Christie because he is “the only guy” that rivals Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race.
For most Americans, there is nothing worse than disrupting their commute to work or delaying their child’s bus trip to school.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a long record of disdain for the commuters in the northern part of the Garden State. Mr. Christie’s base of support lies in southern and central New Jersey, Read More
As Chris Christie’s administration imploded over the last week, a few politicians—from Rand Paul and Jeb Bush to Barbara Buono and Jon Corzine—were surely asking, “is it wrong that I’m smiling?”