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Born to Run

Jimmy Fallon and friend make fun of Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate”:

Christie may think he was Born to Run, but how is he going to run from this?

UPDATE: Fox News defends Christie, leading to a response from Jon Stewart.



  1. Diogenes wrote:

    Ironic that he became universally popular for “bridging the gap” with Obama post-Sandy, and know his most divisive controversy involves a literal bridge.

    Glad to see you’re still posting IK

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:23 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    How can I stop completely after that outpouring of love? Besides, the site started magically working all by itself (maybe the hackers unhacked it?)

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:12 am | Permalink
  3. Cyn wrote:

    keep it going please!

    thank you!

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:30 am | Permalink
  4. PatriotSGT wrote:

    Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day!

    To the post – I think Christie has stepped in some serious doo-doo. This violates the values of honesty, respect, selfless service and honor. Sadly I see this in many places when it comes to those at the top of their food chain. I respect what David Petraeus did when his transgressions came to light, but can’t forgive him for waiting until it became public.

    I had to make a simple tough choice once in the military involving myself. It was near the end of the year and for stat purposes they needed me to take a physical fitness test which I wasn’t as prepared as I should have been. A superior officer told me to just make it happen wink/wink. My immediate supervisor made up a test and submitted it for processing and then told me. The next day I was distraught because it conflicted with my values, so I called the office that processes paperwork and told them not to submit it. It cost me a promotion but I couldn’t live with that and look another Soldier in the eye and punish them for doing the same thing I had done. I took my lumps and moved on and looking back it served me well. There is nothing as liberating as a clean conscious.

    So I really can’t stand politicians period and particularly those with no values or personal courage to do what’s right. “Taking responsibility” is one thing, but doing what’s right in the first place is another.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:29 am | Permalink
  5. westomoon wrote:

    About the clip: So perfect, especially since Springsteen is Christie’s hard-to-get hero and impossible dream — his Achilles’ heel, in a way. It’s probably way too Pollyanna to hope that this might convey to Christie that “regular guys” don’t like his way of doing things…

    About the miracle site cure: Talk about counting one’s blessings — what a rush to see PI show up in my mailbox! It’s irresistible to wonder if something like faith healing might not have happened to the site — hundreds of people remembering how much pleasure and comfort they’d gotten from it over the years might produce a close cousin to the energetics of the power of prayer…

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 11:19 am | Permalink
  6. ThatGuy wrote:

    Terrific videos,and a terrific story from PatriotSGT. Kudos to you, sir.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 11:20 am | Permalink
  7. Don wrote:

    Down here in Northern California, there has been a bit of back seat quarterbacking about Gov. Christie and the general consensus is that a decent governor would have been all over the traffic jam the first day. If one of San Francisco’s bridges was this fouled up by a state initiated action, a whole lot of folks believe Gov. Brown would have stepped in and stopped the state action right there.

    It seems to me that Christie, in not taking any action to alleviate the problem immediately has made himself an accomplice whether he knew about the action before it occurred or not.

    Loved the video, by the way, and I’m really not much of a Springsteen fan.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1:01 pm | Permalink
  8. David Freeman wrote:

    I agree with Don. Gov Christie was months too late when he made his snarky remarks about being the guy out there moving the cones to block traffic. If he were a tenth as concerned for New Jersey as he claims, then yes he would have been out there moving the cones … to unblock the lanes.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm | Permalink
  9. ebdoug wrote:

    PatriotSGT, I’m one of those “nonbelievers” so I answer only to myself; hence I’d have to do exactly as you did with your physical.
    I was with a drinking crowd when I was 13. They’d drink on the beach and go to confession the next day. And that wasn’t me, either with the drinking or going to confession.
    When one of Bush’s trained terrorists was cutting down a 40 foot tree on my property without my permission, I got under the tree that I’d planted when it was 1′ high and put my hands on the terrorist with his chain saw running over my head. The deputy who came asked if I pushed him. I said, “yes”. He shook his head as if that wasn’t the right answer. The terrorist had me arrested. The Iraq war came to my house. Still we have to stand by our values.

    Friday, January 17, 2014 at 9:12 am | Permalink