New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has either solidified his run for president in 2016 or completely destroyed all hopes of ever seeing the inside of any executive office again with the #Bridgegate scandal.
For those who don’t know, the story breaks down like this: Christie and his team wanted to punish Mark Sokolich, Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, NJ, by closing down certain lanes of the George Washington Bridge. This lame stunt created heavy traffic jams between New Jersey and New York, along with creating a major headache for Mayor Sokolich, who had not endorsed Christie’s re-election bid.
The jams took place during early September, including on the first day of school and also may have led to the death of a 91-year-old woman as emergency responders had a difficult time responding to calls, according to NorthJersey.com.
Christie has received possibly the largest amount of backlash of his cantankerous career and most is finding its way onto Twitter..
The entire scandal has brought us many things, first and most importantly, the fat jokes.
Nothing that Chris Christie ever says or does – good or bad – will distract me from how fat he is
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) January 9, 2014
#ChrisChristie is in hot water. Wait, hold on, I just pictured him in a hot tub. Shake it off. #BridgeGate pic.twitter.com/rqLK9f4oHl
— The Colbert Report (@ColbertReport) January 9, 2014
It’s going to take a lot of strategically placed mirrors for Chris Christie to investigate himself. #Bridghazi
— Wilhelm Davis (@WilhelmDavis) January 9, 2014
Then the debate over which hashtag to use.
I like Bridgeghazi personally, but precedent says Bridgegate: http://t.co/pnIW4L6w9M — Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 9, 2014
The painful irony.
Ya think Chris Christie used to call Bridget Anne Kelly “Bridge” for short? Not anymore I bet. — Mike Burkett (@FatMike_of_NOFX) January 10, 2014
The acknowledgement that New Jersey needs to step it up on its scandals.
In my day political scandals involved extra marital bjs and illegal wars. Set the bar higher for yourself Jersey… #bridgegate
— Han Yolo (@HanYolo83) January 10, 2014
Along with the unbearably long press conference addressing a traffic jam.
Just realized Christie’s strategy: prevent more BridgeGate stories by holding press captive at 3-month-long news conference.
— David Gambacorta (@dgambacorta) January 9, 2014
A happy Hillary.
Somewhere, @HillaryClinton is smiling with glee over #Bridghazi as she marks @ChrisChristie off her potential 2016 rivals list. #bridgegate
— Ashton Elijah (@ashtonelijah) January 9, 2014
And finally the shock of how much toll costs to get over the GWBridge in the first place.
Wait. It costs $13 to drive across the GW Bridge? And no one is upset about THAT? #BridgeGate
— Bryan Caskey (@BryanCaskey) January 10, 2014
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