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Christie Fires Aide In Bridge Scandal

Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to his constituents and said he was “embarrassed and humiliated” by his staff but had no idea his aides may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution. Christie also said he was firing Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, “because she lied to me.” Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that threatens to upend Christie’s second term and likely run for president in 2016. Documents show she arranged traffic jams to punish the mayor, who didn’t endorse Christie for re-election. The revelations thrust a regional transportation issue into a national conversation raising new questions about the ambitious governor’s leadership on the eve of a second term designed to jumpstart his road to the White House/Associated Press. More here. (Duane Rasmussen file photo of Gov. Christie stumping for Butch Otter, background, at Coeur d'Alene Resort Dec. 6)

Question: Do you think Gov. Christie will be attending any other fund-raisers for Idaho Gov. Butch Otter this year?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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