Christie: It’s “Unacceptable”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Chris Christie with flagGovernor Chris Christie issued a strong statement a short time ago, Save Jerseyans, stating that he was “misled” by a member of his staff regarding the front office’s involvement in Fort Lee lane closures:

“What I’ve seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge. One thing is clear: this type of behavior is unacceptable and I will not tolerate it because the people of New Jersey deserve better. This behavior is not representative of me or my Administration in any way, and people will be held responsible for their actions.”

What’s still unclear: who is losing their job?

Click here for background and copies of the released emails for background. The rest of his statement speaks for itself; we’re going to hear (and discuss) plenty more in the coming days. For now, the Governor is huddled with his team considering a number of factors including potential staff changes and, naturally, their approach to tomorrow’s (?) press conference…


27 thoughts on “Christie: It’s “Unacceptable”

  1. Ok if I lie to my boss – no questions asked, I get sent packing. So who “misled” and what is their destiny? Otherwise, sounds like I’m listening to a press-release from the POTUS “I was not aware until the news broke today”…

  2. It’s concerning. Look, in the scheme of things; this issue is so low on the totem pole considering taxes, jobs ect. But, it shows that there seems to have been a Keystone Kops type atmosphere going on in the Executive Office. Sort of like Clinton’s people removing the “W’s” from the keyboards. Did Christie know it? Until I see proof I don’t know who saw it. BUT, when Baroni slid off into the sunset, who was responsible for making sure staffers in direct contact with Christie did not have their hands on it. That’s the $64,000 question right now.

  3. PROOF ? I’m a boss Jim, I lead men and women with guns. I’m accountable to them as they are to me. I demand it, and yes they make wrongs. This was in written and verbal form easily readable in the regime.

    His position is the top of the food chain (no pun intended) and he’s a control freak because that comes with the territory… NO ONE would operate in shadow form around that guy and risk without his knowledge.

  4. It’s sad to see some people trying to sweep the Christie Administration’s scandal under the rug because the resulting lane closures, “weren’t a big deal.” The problem isn’t the closures, the problem is that someone abused their power purely for vindictive reasons and innocent civilians were made to suffer for it.

    Abuse of power should ALWAYS be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law regardless of the level of gov’t or the party involved.

  5. Sounds just like an Obama excuse! I didn’t have any idea and it was someone else’s fault. Dem or repub same playbook. Wake up everyone. Please look ito the Tea party and lets start restoring our country.

  6. Yeah, I’ve been a boss too Russ, et al. But a Governor or President doesn’t always have hands on day to day. What I want is actual proof that he knew. Until then, heads underneath him must roll. Armchair quarterbacks and second guessers don’t count for me. Yes, as I said, “it’s concerning.” When all all of the evidence is in, then I’ll convict or acquit.

  7. This is so easy to defend his position against:
    1) Tell everyone the first time he knew of this was hearing it on the news
    2) Blame Jon Corzine
    3) Have his speaker tell anyone who wants to hold him accountable that they’re just picking on him because he’s overweight.
    4)Ask “at this point-what difference does it make?”

    Done. Move along-nothing to see here.

  8. I agree Jim, but if Dweebinik his right man gets implicated, there’s no defense…

  9. Wow Russ you sound like you don’t manage, you sound more like a micro-manager. I used to have a boss who had his nose in everything…not a good relationship at all. On the other hand I have a husband who manages people and they love him.

    You can’t have your nose in everything, you must allow people you trust to do their jobs. At times something can go wrong, yes, but not often.

  10. Piling on. Incredible. Right or wrong, knew or didn’t know … the whole episode is such a measure of how many eyes are on Christie and what a threat he is to so many. I don’t know what went on here, but I do know that this makes it crystal clear just how many people want to bring him down. Very telling.

  11. Christie is unacceptable and allowed this because he wasn’t backed by people in Ft. Lee. Thought the state was trying to eliminate bullying.

  12. Cathy you’re wrong, I’m far from a micro manager never have been . When dealing with lives, yes guns n lives it’s called accountability.

    However Christie is an egomaniac who blasts those that don’t coincide with his beliefs, furthermore he’s crossed more control boundaries in government than ANY OTHER Governor.

    So regardless of “nose in other peoples business” yeah it’s called work. These people control you’re money, pension, and now traffic pattern. Bizarre

  13. Beatrice, why wouldn’t eyes be on Christie , he’s the GOVERNOR of NJ! Bring him down? If he knew he’s in trouble if not so be it.

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