Sorry, but I have not had the time to read about the exact details and dates of this Christie/Fort-Lee Traffic Jam controversy, not until a few moments ago, when, upon reading EPNJ's diary, I clicked the first of the many links that EPNJ so helpfully provided, at which time I was rewarded with a really nifty neat cool dynamic googlemaps-type scrolling aerial view image of "ground-zero" of the Christi Controversy, Fort Lee ... and that was when I realized that this locale is especially meaningful to me...personal. You see, it was only then that I realized that this was Fort Lee... ie: where I used to work 12 years ago, just about 2 blocks away from that Fort Lee Toll Booth, for about 8 months. I was working out of my boss' home before we opened our first office in Soho, and he still lives there with his wife and child... 2 blocks away. Used to walk (drive, take the bus, taxi) over that bridge and down the west side highway to 83rd & RVSD, my home, every day to and from work. And, 5 years prior, for 2 years, I drove over the GWB twice a day on my way to work in Parsippany, NJ ...... point being... that's home turf for me... home turf.
And then I read the caption at the top of that nifty cool image:
ACCESS BLOCKEDAhhh... you know... it's late... I'm tired... my eyes are blurry... so I could be wrong, but... if I'm not mistaken, 9/11 falls between Sept. 9 and Sept. 12. Right? I'm not mistaken, right? I'm reading those dates correctly, right? So... let me get this straight... The Governor of the fine State of New Jersey, of the United States of America, who swore an oath to protect its citizens, intentionally caused a traffic jam at George Washington Bridge....... (GWB: one of THE MOST vulnerable terrorist threat locations in the entire nation (arguably THE most vulnerable) due to its inherent bottleneck nature as a primary artery feeding New York City ~ "The world's busiest motor vehicle bridge" ~ 14 lanes: 8 upper deck, 6 lower deck) .... on THE MOST vulnerable of terrorist threat days...
From Sept. 9-12, 2013, local access to the George Washington Bridge toll plaza from Fort Lee was changed from three lanes to one lane. This caused extensive traffic problems in Fort Lee that lasted until noon.
A day that is burned into the psyche of our nation.
A date which will live in infamy.
We're talking about the day when our entire National Security is on the highest of terrorist threat alerts. Hell, I would imagine that the entire week prior to 9/11 required extensive terrorist prevention effort requiring massive resources .... limited resources spread thin at all levels, in all regions... and none more than the NYC/NJ main artery ... none more than the GWB.
The implications of this are staggering. We are talking about the wanton disregard for National Security, right? Think about that for just one second. Correction, I want you to think about that long and hard. Christie created a traffic jam at the GWB (effectively, NYC turf, close enough) on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on NYC...ever.
I am sorry, but I am in complete and utter disbelief. And how come no one's mentioning the fact that Christie did this on 9/11???
“How dare you schedule a man-made traffic disaster in my community?” Sokolich said. “It’s the example of the pettiest and most venomous side of politics.”Ahhh, hey there Mr. Sokolich, I hate to break it to you, but it's much much worse than that...
...Christie did it on 9/11!
And oh, btw, Mr. Christie, I was there, in NYC, on 9/11/01, so I kinda take this personally.