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Published: Thursday, Jan. 9 2014 11:35 a.m. MST

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Houston, TX

I See NOTHING, I hear NOTHING, I know NOTHING!, I didn't know Sgt. Christie was in Hogan Heroes!

We Conservative Republicans will never SUPPORT an undocumented Republican like Christie!

salt lake city, UT

Seriously, his road closed? He would never survive a Republican primary. Did the author forget about the Tea Party and the current qualifications they require to lose a national election?

Salt Lake City, UT

If this man bumbles his own state, I see no reason to vote him into higher office.

*'AP: Lawmaker seeks hearing on NJ gov's chopper use' - By Angela Delli Santi - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/02/11

'TRENTON, N.J. — A Democratic state lawmaker said Thursday she'll convene a hearing into (Republican) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's use of a state police helicopter to fly to his son's baseball game. (sic) '(Chris) Christie's (Gov. Republican – NJ) spokesman says the governor won't reimburse taxpayers.'' – Article

He (Christie) LATER paid the almost $3,000 dollars charged to tax payers.

Close all the roads and take a helicopter to your sons baseball game?

This is grandstanding.

And has no place in our government.

I will not vote for sabotage politics.

Tooele, UT

Re: "Is the road to the presidency closed for Gov. Chris Christie?"

Didn't seem to bother liberals when President Obama's team did the exact same thing. Doesn't seem to bother them that Hillary did much, MUCH worse.

So, how come Christie is being judge by a different standard?


Smells like standard disingenuous liberal hate speech, to me.

The Skeptical Chymist

Christie is a bully in classic Tony Soprano style. He wants his own way, and he aims to get it. He lost me when he chose to hold a special election for the open Senate seat only 3 weeks before a regularly scheduled election, at a cost to his state of about $30 Million. Apparently, he did so simply to run up his margin of victory in his re-election, the success of which was already assured. I don't believe for a moment that he didn't, at a minimum, encourage the vindictive bullying atmosphere that was revealed in the emails.

Lindon, UT

Honestly people??-- I saw his press conference as very straight forward and candid. How many opportunities has Obama had to take action against those on his staff that have done as bad or worse garbage but did nothing? Vegas conventions, IRS audits, fast & furious, Bengazi..... it's a pretty long list and not a firing to be seen. This is the type of hype and over reaction the Democrats count on to win elections. The hypocrisy is glaring and if we don't see through it, we'll be stuck with Hillary who wrote the book on sleezy unethical politics since the 70's. He's taken appropriate action as soon as he learned of & had proof of it. What more do you want? The ultra-conservative, tea party folks won't be happy with anyone short of Jesus Himself-- actually they might not even vote for Him. I find Christy refreshing pragmatic and nonpartisan.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Ignoring the current controversy and all the other negatives that are said about Governor Christie, all that would need to happen for him to lose a shot at the White House would be the reminder of what he said positively about the Federal Government and President Obama during the disaster recovery effort in his state. Any connection to the President that is positive is a deathknell to a Republican.

I like the guy. He'd be fun and unpredictable in a debate. Hopefully he still runs and we can have some entertainment unseen since Ross Perot. However, I can't see myself vote for him knowing how difficult his personality is to work with.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I hope so... I would hate to see someone like him as "President" of the United States.

He's witty... but we don't need a comedian in chief. He doesn't seem to have the character I would expect to see in a dignified "President".

The Media loves him because he entertains them, and gives them interesting stories to report, and he's close enough to being one of them (for an R). But a media darling is not what we need in a Commander in Chief. We already tried that. Let's try to find a great Statesman, and a person willing to reconcile the differences between the two sides (instead of just throwing gas on it like Obama and his Democrat Super-Majority did). We need a guy who won't over-reach or over-promise. I know... hard to find. Especially when the MSM will try to quickly flush any candidates like this down the toilet (not entertaining enough for them I guess).

salt lake, UT

Those of you claiming "liberals" are out to ruin Christie's run from president please be honest, the only way he makes it out of the primaries is if the "liberals" attack him so badly that republicans vote for him because the only thing they hate worse then a moderate is the "liberal" bogyman they have created in their minds.

Salt Lake City, UT

Let me see if I get this right:

Christie's aide causes a traffic jam and therefore he (Christie) is not qualified to run.

Hillary does nothing as four Americans are killed in Benghazi over eight hours and she is the ideal candidate.

And the press wonder why the public have no confidence in their objectivity.

Church member
North Salt Lake, UT

To souptwins:

This story is about Christie. Obama is not even mentioned in this article. Why bring him up? You are trying to distract people from this story.

Orem, UT

Pagan: "I will not vote for sabotage politics."

Glad to hear that you won't be voting for Hillary in the next election.

This whole thing points out the abuse of power that happens in all levels of government and why we need a small, tightly controlled government. If this thing had happened to Obama (oh, wait...it already has numerous times) then liberals would be saying "Move on. Nothing to see here."

The hypocrisy is getting pretty thick. I am a conservative and I hate double standards. I like a lot of things Christy does. But if it is proven that he had ANYTHING to do with this scandal, then he should pay a steep price for it. I believe that those responsible for this scandal will be actually held accountable (i.e. FIRED). Can't say that about anyone connected with any of the Obama scandals in spite of all his feigned "outrage".

Salt Lake City, UT

'Christie's aide causes a traffic jam and therefore he (Christie) is not qualified to run.

Hillary does nothing as four Americans are killed in Benghazi over eight hours and she is the ideal candidate.'

3,000 Americans die in 9/11 on NY soil…

4,000 Americans die in Iraq over falsehoods.

That guy was elected to the Presidency.


Herndon, VA

"After allegations that Gov. Chris Christie played a role in shutting down a main access point into New York as political revenge, some find his political future in question."

This is false. Why is the Deseret News still reporting it this way after Christie's incredible news conference?

Number one, he had no role in shutting down the traffic, and two, many observers feel his handling of this today has increased the likelihood of him becoming a viable Presidential candidate.

J. S.
Houston, TX

Is the road to the presidency closed for Gov. Chris Christie? time will tell.

Provo, UT

As a life-long Republican, I like Christie. I think he handled this situation well. He fired the people responsible. He took responsibility for what happened on his watch. He has a reputation and a track record to support it that he is a no nonsense, straight shooter, who is not willing to play political games at the expense of the people he serves. He is reasonable and willing to work across the aisle to make things better, rather than playing the kind of games we saw from Cruz and Lee.

I like Christie.


2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I guess you have a good point. If Hillary Clinton wasn't disqualified after Americans were killed in her Benghazi-gate and the cover-up... then why would Governor Cristie be disqualified for his involvement in Bridge-gate? All he has to say is he knew nothing about it (like Hillary).

As Senator Weiner always said... America IS a forgiving people.

I still don't think Governor Christie has the temperament or the integrity needed for this office. But that hasn't stopped us in the past.

Lindon, UT

To Church Member--- I'm pointing out the hypocrisy of those Dems saying this disqualifies him. In order to make that case, there needs to be examples of Dem's how have had similar issues and not handled it as well. Would like to refute the actual point now?

Independent Cuss
Waldoboro, ME

Christie says he knew nothing about this. OK, let us take him at his word, at least for the moment. The Presidency is the highest executive office in the land. What sort of high executive hires people who would do what Christie just fired them for? What sort of high executive doesn't kinow it when his staff cause major havoc a few miles up the road? Either Gov. Christie is a weak executive, or something that smells bad hasn't yet been told.

Blue AZ Cougar
Chandler, AZ

@Skeptical Chymist
If Christie is a bully, what does that make Obama? As long as we're talking about politicians ramming their agenda down the throats of the opposition...

I agree with what "1978" posted, there seems to be a double-standard here if Hillary Clinton is the ideal candidate for the presidency in 2016. Bridge vs. Benghazi? Please, no comparison. I think the liberal media is happy to finally have the focus off the Obamacare issues.

After reading some of the comments here, I wonder if most people commenting even watched the press conference. If...and that's a big IF...Christie had anything to do with this, then yes, that would certainly hurt his presidential prospects. But Americans have a short memory. I happen to believe the guy after watching the press conference. Even after clearly stating he had no knowledge of the issue, he still took ownership of it and has acted pretty swiftly to fire the people involved. How many people were fired after Benghazi? How many people were fired after the Obamacare implementation fiasco?

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