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Dem investigator: Hey, maybe Christie should resign

posted at 4:36 pm on February 28, 2014 by

Uh oh, have New Jersey Democrats unearthed new evidence implicating Chris Christie in the ‘Bridgegate’ controversy?  Nope, this woman simply got caught up in the moment — which tends to happen on MSNBC:

Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, a 12th District congressional candidate and a member of the committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal, tonight called on the governor to consider resigning over his staff’s role in the controversy. Watson Coleman was discussing newly released text messages between former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official David Wildstein and Bridget Kelly, former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Chris Christie, in which the pair disparage a rabbi and jokingly discuss creating traffic problems outside his house. “And this really is what they’re all about, transactional deals, dismissiveness, remarks that are totally, totally unacceptable in a civilized society,” Watson Coleman said during an appearance on MSNBC. “And you know what? The governor needs to think about resigning, and he needs to take all his friends with him because this is sickening.”

Remember, Ms. Coleman is a member of the supposedly impartial panel investigating this matter.  What she describes as “sickening” are newly-released (and months old) juvenile text messages exchanged between…two aides who Christie fired nearly two months ago.  The Star-Ledger report goes on:

Coleman is the first member of the committee to call for the governor’s resignation. Earlier this year, Assemblyman John Wisniewski openly discussed the possible impeachment of the governor during an MSNBC appearance, but later walked back the comments and acknowledged that no evidence as of yet points to the governor’s direct involvement.

Oh, that’s right.  They have no evidence.  And by the way, Coleman has an added incentive to make attention-grabbing statements these days: She’s trying to win a Democratic Congressional primary.  By saying what she said, she generated an ugly-looking headline for Christie based on nothing, and got her own name in the paper.  A  two-fer.  I’m confident she’s carrying out her investigative duties with the highest degree of integrity.  In spite of a bruising few months, Christie’s (significantly diminished) job approval rating is still above water, with a majority of New Jerseyans giving his performance a thumbs-up.

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“Hey, maybe Christie should resign.”

Hey, maybe everyone in the entire Beltway should resign as well. It’s not going so great up there.

NoPain on February 28, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Sad to see fat bastard betrayed by the ones he betrayed conservatives with.

Wait, no I’m not.

the_nile on February 28, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Meanwhile no MSLSD coverage of the dead and missing kids in Mass under Governor Deval Patrick. Not a peep about the sexual abuse of children. Not a line about 19,000 non existent people getting welfare and food stamps.

But hey, lets talk about traffic!

dogsoldier on February 28, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Hey, maybe Coleman should perform seppuku.

S. D. on February 28, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Karmic justice for the backstabber to be stabbed in the back by those he helped stab a member of his own party.

Don’t care for the guy. He’s no different than Obama. They’re both authoritarian, arrogant, big-government abusers of everyday folks.

xNavigator on February 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Dem investigator: Hey, maybe Christie should resign

Better idea: Christie should turn Dem and run in primaries against Billary. Good for everyone all around, except radical Dem lefties.

petefrt on February 28, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Sad to see fat bastard betrayed by the ones he betrayed conservatives with.
Wait, no I’m not.
the_nile on February 28, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Exactly.

bluegill on February 28, 2014 at 11:55 PM

I would shed some tears over this, but I’m not a crocodile.

Stoic Patriot on March 1, 2014 at 6:53 AM

If he resigns, then how is he going to get payback for the DNC destroying his Presidential hopes? Let’s see what happens when I close 4 lanes! Bwahaha

Brock Robamney on March 1, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Senator Rod Wright

Him first.

OldEnglish on March 1, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Better idea: Christie should turn Dem and run in primaries against Billary. Good for everyone all around, except radical Dem lefties.
petefrt on February 28, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Operation Chaos part 2???

Brock Robamney on March 1, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Unlike past governors who have resigned, and how they have been deemed ineligible by some of the Neostatists on Hot Air, something tells me they will give Krispy Kreme a pass

Brock Robamney on March 1, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Seriously, we need to support Christie. He needs to run in 2016. Why? The Democrats hate him. They’re trying to take him out early. Why? Because they think he can beat Hilary.

Back in 2012, the Proglodytes selected, via media criticisms and insinuations, Mitt Romney to be the Republican candidate. He was the only one who wasn’t targeted prior to the convention. Because they knew he couldn’t beat Obama. Let’s not let that happen again.

RockinRickOwen on March 1, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Back in 2012, the Proglodytes selected, via media criticisms and insinuations, Mitt Romney to be the Republican candidate. He was the only one who wasn’t targeted prior to the convention. Because they knew he couldn’t beat Obama. Let’s not let that happen again.
RockinRickOwen on March 1, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Absolute baloney. Mitt was targeted plenty, probably MORE than the others.

And you can take your pro-amnesty Christie and go to you-know-where.

bluegill on March 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

I was at a “low information voters” house last night who fancies himself “well informed” because he watches the nightly news and stays abreast of current events by reading stories that hit his facebook feed.

So they had ABCNews on last night for dinner. The Ukraine story gets 15 seconds where they reiterate the Obama talking points and then moved on to do 2 minutes of THIS story backed with 911 calls of people stuck in the traffic calling for help, then showing these messages, cap stoning it with this woman’s words and then commentary on how Christie doesn’t have a leg to stand on and inferring that he’s delaying his inevitable resignation.

And my friend promptly pipes up with how he’s just another corrupt politician. I didn’t exactly want to defend Christie but I pointed out that this was obviously a hit piece and his response was yeah but it was still obviously true.

So there ya go… “The story is fake but what it says is still true” is now the measuring stick of rationality in America.

Skywise on March 1, 2014 at 12:44 PM

I’m surprise they haven’t brought up one of the first things he did when he was elected governor of NJ, cancelled the jersey – NY version of the big dig.

RonK on March 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

“Hey, maybe Christie should resign.”

Hey, maybe everyone in the entire Beltway should resign as well. It’s not going so great up there.

Maybe they should all just jump off a bridge.

Marxism is for dummies on March 2, 2014 at 10:51 AM

bluegill on March 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Why is it that the Neostatists select our candidates, claim that they are the only ones who can win, and then these candidates promptly lose ? Elections will not fix this country

Brock Robamney on March 3, 2014 at 7:38 AM