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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

For Whom The Bridge Closing Tolls

The question I have yet to hear anyone ask or explain in the Chris Christie/George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal: since when do the endorsements of small-city mayors translate to votes?

I strongly doubt that they -- like those of newspaper editorial boards or right-wing talk radio hosts who have failed to get majority turnout for their candidates in the last 25 years -- have any impact, which makes this seem even more like a petty, ego-driven power play by a governor trying to teach a political opponent a lesson by throwing his weight around (if you'll pardon the expression).

It's also yet another in a long history of bad ideas badly executed, followed by even-worse lies and a cover-up. Kudos to The Bergen Record for breaking the newest developments in the story.