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Tue Jan 14, 2014, 04:41 PM

 

Wow !!! - In Case You Missed This... Because Of Christmas...

Stories Add Up as Bully Image Trails Christie
By KATE ZERNIKE - NYT
Published: December 24, 2013

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In 2010, John F. McKeon, a New Jersey assemblyman, made what he thought was a mild comment on a radio program: Some of the public employees that Gov. Chris Christie was then vilifying had been some of the governor’s biggest supporters.

He was surprised to receive a handwritten note from Mr. Christie, telling him that he had heard the comments, and that he didn’t like them.

“I thought it was a joke,” Mr. McKeon recalled. “What governor would take the time to write a personal note over a relatively innocuous comment?”

But the gesture would come to seem genteel compared with the fate suffered by others in disagreements with Mr. Christie: a former governor who was stripped of police security at public events; a Rutgers professor who lost state financing for cherished programs; a state senator whose candidate for a judgeship suddenly stalled; another senator who was disinvited from an event with the governor in his own district.

In almost every case, Mr. Christie waved off any suggestion that he had meted out retribution. But to many, the incidents have left that impression, and it has been just as powerful in scaring off others who might dare to cross him...


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More: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/nyregion/accounts-of-petty-retribution-reinforce-christies-bullying-image.html?_r=0&pagewanted=all

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 05:15 PM

1. Let the dam burst! More stories like this and he will not be able to run from his bully image.

No matter how many tears he sheds when he steps down.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 05:22 PM

2. No wonder the GOP loves this guy and wants to run him in 2016...he is a perfect fit

 

with the Republican Party!

Petty, a total narcissist, micro-managing, loves to waste taxpayer money, fires people for personal reasons and to save his ass...all the qualities for a GOP run in 2016!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 06:13 PM

3. Hmmm...

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]"...powerful in scaring off others who might dare to cross him...."

Isn't that one of the definitions of terrorism?

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Response to silverweb (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 06:15 PM

4. Great Point...

 


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Response to WillyT (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 06:20 PM

5. Seems pretty self evident.

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]Maybe a new meme should be that "bully" and "terrorist" are synonymous, differing only in the degree of violence they are willing to inflict.

Good article. Thanks for posting.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 06:24 PM

6. You Are Quite Welcome !!!

 


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