David Wildstein, Governor Chris Christie's confident and political ally, recently pled guilty to two counts of conspiracy regarding the illegal lane closings of the George Washington Bridge.
At the moment the photo below of David Wildstein and Chris Christie were together, the lanes on the bridge had already been closed for three days and making national news — and Wildstein knew all about it, but he said absolutely NOTHING to his old high school "acquaintance" — Chris Christie.
Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, and his former top appointee to the authority that controlled the bridge, Bill Baroni, have also both been indicted for the illegal lane closings that hampered police and ambulance responses, kept children out of school, and made people hours late for work.
Back then, Chris Christie had said, "The moment I first learned of this unacceptable behavior I took action, firing staff believed to be accountable."
Christie had fired Bridget Kelly, but Wildstein and Baroni had resigned, which Christie claimed was unrelated to the bridge lanes closings.
Christie had also forced his two-time campaign manager Bill Stepien — who was aware of the vengeful scheme and later played a role in the damage control effort — to take his name out of the running to lead New Jersey’s Republican party.
So it appears that Governor Chris Christie was the ONLY innocent party in this whole scandal — and that his underlings felt emboldened enough to jeopardize their own reputations, their jobs, and even their freedom (if they ever go to prison) just to piss off a Democratic mayor who hadn't politically supported Chris Christie.
And Christie was the only person who knew nothing at all about any of this. ... and it passes the smell test too.
So all those people who reelected him must now feel completely vindicated. Yes ... now it all makes perfect sense.