Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chris Christie and the Wild Man

By Roger Stone

"Admit nothing, deny everything and launch counter attack" is one of Stone's Rules, maxims for the conduct of political warfare that I have adopted based on a thirty year career in the corroded rectum of the two party system. It seems New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is utilizing my advice now that Port Authority Aide David Wildstein has threatened to dime the big man himself in the decision to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge as political payback for a Mayor who would not support his re-election, or perhaps a State Senator who has challenged him on many issues.

In an extraordinary e-mail widely "leaked" by the Governor's office on Saturday, Wildstein was depicted in essence as an erratic , irresponsible mad man.

Christie's missile said " In David Wildstein's past, people and newspaper accounts have described him as "tumultuous" and someone who "made moves that were not productive "As a 16-year-old kid he sued over a local school board election. He was publicly accused by his high school social studies teacher of deceptive behavior. He had a controversial tenure as Mayor of Livingston. He was an anonymous blogger known as Wally Edge He had a strange habit of registering web addresses for other people's names without telling them " the Governor counter- attack read. His high school teacher? Really?

In fact Wildstein's political blog was well regarded and became influential. It was indispensable reading for nearly every New Jersey pol- and he sold it to the same media company that owns the New York Observer and PoliticsNJ., only surfacing as the actual writer after the sale.Every one of these facts was know when Christie approved the hiring of his high school classmate. Why then was Wildstein hired at $150K a year to be Christie's enforcer and hatchet man at the PA? If he's so nuts, so crazy, so irresponsible how did he get this PLUM job?

Read the rest here.

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