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Media Gloms On to Christie Traffic Story

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RUSH: The left right now is very excited over what we just learned about Governor Christie, because what we've just learned about Governor Christie is helping to take the Gates thing off the front page.

What, you haven't heard about the Christie thing? Well, here's the thing about Christie. Okay. You all know that it was rumored that Romney was gonna pick Christie to be the VP running mate and then didn't, okay? And shortly after that, Christie goes out, does his speech at the convention, and it really was a letdown. He's the keynoter, and they had this big buildup to it, and when Christie gave his speech, it was a letdown. He didn't even say anything about Romney. Do you remember that? He didn't even say anything about Romney and he's the keynote. The
excuse given, "Well, he doesn't want to be provocative and stir things up. He doesn't want to detract from Romney. He doesn't want to steal all the light, take all the oxygen out of the room. So he toned it down as a matter respect."

Okay, fine. Then here comes hurricane whatever it was, Sandy, and there is Christie walking the beach practically arm in arm with Obama. One week before the election. And talking about what a great guy Obama is. People said, "Well, you know, he had to do that. I mean, the state had been devastated and Obama's the money, he had to do it." Well, he didn't have to do it. Governor Cuomo didn't want Obama around, and Mayor Doomberg didn't want Obama around. It was possible to say "no" to the president. Christie didn't. And even at that there were people, "Well, you know, we gotta cut Governor Christie some slack because he's governor. That's his first priority, his first concern, people in the state of New Jersey, devastation, gotta get federal money," blah, blah, blah, "Don't sweat it, he's on our side, big Republican."

Okay. What the latest news is, is that I guess it's the mayor or some official in Fort Lee, New Jersey, right across the George Washington bridge. "Warshington" for you Newt Gingrich acolytes. The George Warshington Bridge dumps into Fort Lee, New Jersey. Well, there's exit ramps and on-ramps. And I guess the mayor of Fort Lee did not support Christie's reelection for governor. So mysteriously two of the three on-ramps from Fort Lee to the George Washington bridge were shut down for a month, and nobody knows why. There weren't any repairs going on. I'm just telling you what's in the news. The news is that Christie was paying back the mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing him by closing those on-ramps and making real hassles for people in New Jersey from Fort Lee in that area getting on the George Washington Bridge to get into Manhattan.

The point of the story is that Christie will do payback. If you don't give him what he wants, he'll pay you back. So they're taking it all the way back, Republican convention, Romney didn't pick Christie, Christie got even with a dullard keynote speech and then embracing Obama. So the story is they're taking this Fort Lee example and they're backtracking it, "Hmm. Maybe Christie was getting even with Romney." So now that is a story, and whatever the truth of it, I don't care. That's not my point. The point is the media has just glommed onto that like bees in a honeycomb so that they don't have to talk about the Gates book.

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