Christie Admin Treated Hoboken Mayor Like A $2 Crack Whore

You know, for a split second this week I thought that Chris Christie still had a chance to become the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. For a lot of us on the left, the possibility of him being the nominee — given his latest scandal — seems impossible. But I think in our lust for blood we’re forgetting that most Republicans are idiots and as impossible as it seems, there’s still a chance.

chris-chistie-hoboken-mayor-dawn-zimmerThis morning, however, I’m afraid to admit that I’m of the opinion that Christie’s chances of making a successful run at the nomination are slim to no fucking way. In fact, I think somewhere right now Herman Cain is paying hush money to white women he has groped over the years, in hopes of running for president on the Republican ticket because Christie is outta here like last year. Yep, Christie isn’t having the best week ever; and I really don’t see it getting any better. That would be, unless another hurricane hits Jersey and he gets to hug President Obama in photo-ops, like, next week. Maybe then and only then will everyone forget about the fact that in spite of what Christie says, he is a bully.

This morning on MSNBC, Steve Kornacki broke a story involving the mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey that could possibly be the nail in the over-sized coffin. Lett’s just say that coupled with BridgeGate and the federal investigation into Hurricane Sandy relief spending on commercials, it’s over. Because thanks to an awesome piece of investigative journalism by Kornacki, we now know that the mayor of Hoboken was treated like a $2 crack whore begging for a hit when it came to the acquisition of funds to rebuild her city after Hurricane Sandy. Yep, the Christie administration all but attempted to extort the mayor.

This from The Washington Post:

The mayor of Hoboken on Saturday accused two top officials in the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) of threatening to withhold Hurricane Sandy aid from the hard-hit city unless she supported a development project backed by the governor.

 

The accusation came in an interview on the MSNBC program “Up With Steve Kornacki” and was immediately denied by a Christie spokesman.

 

[…] Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said on MSNBC that she was twice told in person that her city needed to approve the development project in order to receive funding it had requested for post-storm rebuilding projects.

 

She said the message was first conveyed by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on May 13, five days after Hoboken’s planning board had rejected the development proposal.

 

She said Guadagno pulled her aside after touring a ShopRite that had been rebuilt after the storm and told her the two issues were linked.

 

Zimmer provided MSNBC with an entry from her personal diary in which she recounted the incident, which she said she wrote later that day.

 

“It is very important to the governor,” the diary describes Guadagno as saying of the development project. “The word is that you are against it, and you need to move forward or we are not going to be able to help you. I know it’s not right — these things should not be connected — but they are, she says, and if you tell anyone, I will deny it.”

 

Zimmer said she was given the same message four days later by Richard Constable, Christie’s community affairs commissioner. As the two prepared to appear on a television program about Sandy recovery, she said Constable told her she needed to support the project for her city to receive aid.

 

“If you move that forward, the money would start flowing to you,” Zimmer wrote that Constable said, in another diary entry she provided to MSNBC.

Watch the interview below:

Mayor Dawn Zimmer explains in the following that she, “had no choice but to come forward.”

Given this latest revelation, I doubt whether Christie will be able to win a primary in 2o16. I doubt whether he’ll be able to win his state should he decide to throw his name into the hat. One thing for sure is that he certainly can’t count on much support from Hoboken. But then again, there still is a chance because his fate rests in the hearts of the heartless right-wing Tea Party types who hardly like him in the rest of America. Which isn’t really saying much because though 2016 is a long way off, they’ll never forget that Christie once hugged the black guy.

Yep, everybody hates Chris…

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