Thought I’d add my two cents worth. It seems to me that what happened is not really that unusual. Over my lifetime, I have heard of hundreds of instances where politicians sought out revenge for their so-called “political enemies” in as many ways as were at their disposal. As far as I am concerned, they have all done it. When I was at Peninsula Village and involved deeply in politics around the Department of Children’s Services, I was a victim of repeated political attacks because I would not support the “party line”. So, why is this such big news? Apparently because Christie’s aides were dumb enough to leave too much of a trail for eager opponents to find.
Who knows what Christie knew? What does it matter? He is a politician, no different from any other. Maybe his staff acted on their own. Let’s give him that. He’s still in charge and he still set the climate that resulted in what happened.