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Or I should say, at least in my case, who didn't used to have a soft spot for him?
Because, even if Christie himself had nothing to do with closing those traffic lanes, it's still all about him. Because tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are.
And those the people involved in closing the Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic lanes - Bridget Anne Kelly, David Wildstein, Bill Baroni and the others - were more than just Christie's aides and supporters; they were his close friends. They were, according to Christie himself, like family to him.
It's really hard to believe that none of the people involved in this act of political revenge wouldn't have let Christie know what they did. What's the point of doing a friend a solid if you don't let the friend know about it? And where's the career benefit of pleasing your boss if you don't let the boss know?
But what really resonates with me about all this, what hits me hard right in the - you know that spot next to the point of your elbow that if it's hit makes you jump through your skin and howl? I think that spot is called your crazy bone - anyway, what hits me (metaphorically speaking) right in the crazy bone is that the people who did this had absolutley no regard for the children who were affected by the contrived traffic jam.
There were busloads of children on their way to their first day of school stuck on their bus for hours. Can you imagine the little ones, the kindergarteners, the first graders? Were they scared? Crying? Wetting their pants- you know how little kids are - for goodness sake? And what about the poor school bus drivers?
But here's the absolutley beneath-contempt worst part:
When one of the parties involved sent an email to Port Authority official David Wildstein regretting that children had to be involved, Wildstein joked back that those were children of people who supported Christie's opponent.
"Is it wrong that I am smiling?" Wildstein wrote in regard to making those children suffer. Because, after all, how much worse can you hurt a person than by hurting their children?
And I say yes, Mr. Wildstein, it was wrong! As wrong as can be!
Really, how could they?