New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, aka PIGnocchio, has been doing everything inhumanly possible to escape the consequences of Bridgegate. He even convened his own investigation tasked with finding him innocent of all wrongdoing, which was debunked, even before the ink was dry. His attempts to blame Bridget Kelly have been so underhanded that she seems ready to talk.
Bridget Anne Kelly has been completely silent since the Bridgegate cracked open, but she is silent no more. Speaking through her attorney, she lashed out at Christie for his nasty, backhanded report insinuating that she was responsible for the entire scandal because she was a woman scorned or something.
Calling the report “a preemptive strike” meant to “isolate Ms. Kelly and impugn her credibility,” Critchley said, “Ms. Kelly is not a liar. She is a single mother of four children who was deeply devoted and committed to her job at the Office of the Governor. She worked tirelessly to pursue the goals of the Office during her tenure.”
I'm not ready to nominate her for sainthood, but Christie's decision to shovel all of this on her is absurd, unbelievable, and monumentally stupid. It is all of that, and also a strategic decision intended to discredit her before she offers her testimony in the case, which could possibly be devastating to Chris Christie…
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Click through for more. I also found some excellent video coverage. On All In, Alex Wagner covered this story with Steve Kornacki and Melissa Hayes. Barf Dumpster Alert!! This video contains Christie segments. It will take more than a bag to hold a PIGnocchio-size load.
The neat thing here is that Kelly and David Wildstein are now in a bidding war for immunity, and the one with the most damning evidence against PIGnocchio is the one who will get it.
PIGnocchio now so desperate that he is courting Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire infamous for keeping Rick "Google Me" Santorum in the 2008 Republican primary race. To get Adelson's support, PIGnocchio will have to give up all pretense of moderation and tack to the extreme right. That's where he already lives, but he won't be able to fool most voters anymore.