A Bit of a Menace?

September 4, 2009 5:51 am

Fmr. US Atty Chris Christie

Looks like more evidence that New Jersey governor candidate Chris Christie put his job as US Attorney to good use as a get-out-of-ticket or even get-out-of-jail free card back in the glory days of the Bush era.

The latest example: In 2002 he struck a motorcyclist while driving in the wrong direction on a one way street. Christie got off without even a ticket after mentioning his job title. Did Christie’s status figure in to the cushy resolution? The local police director says: “I don’t think I want to make that kind of deduction, but I think the facts speak for themselves.”

I would say so.

I must say, not having paperwork is something that probably happens to a lot of people. And lotsa people speed. But this is pretty far out there. And when you put it all together it does seem to reach beyond the normal level of political chop busting. Hit a motorcyclist going the wrong way on a one way street? No ticket?

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