If I were thinking of running for president and I were, let’s say, a governor… I would make sure that to be seen as a guy who gets things done. I would also want to be seen as someone who gets along with R’s and D’s. I’m 100% sure that I wouldn’t have my aides do any political retaliation until after I’d lost the presidential bid.
In a somber and humbling news conference in Trenton, Mr. Christie said he was “blindsided” when he learned of a series of emails that showed intimate involvement by close associates to punish a Democratic mayor who had declined to endorse the governor for his re-election.
Mr. Christie’s comments came after weeks of steadfast denials by the governor that his administration was involved. (more…)