On January 9, 2014, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey publicly apologized for a massive traffic nightmare that several of his political allies allegedly caused four months earlier. Why the delay?
From emails disclosed in January, we learned that in September 2013, these individuals plotted to close two of three lanes leading from Fort Lee, N.J. to the George Washington Bridge. The reason? Apparently, to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee. Once the incident began to garner news headlines, dubbed as the “Bridgegate Scandal,” Gov. Christie claimed he knew nothing of the traffic tie-up until he learned it from the media. [Read more…]