Martinez continues to back Christie, despite bridge jam

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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 10:00 pm | Updated: 11:07 am, Fri Jan 10, 2014.

Gov. Susana Martinez expressed confidence Thursday in a beleaguered Republican governor with whom she has been strongly associated: Chris Christie of New Jersey.

Christie, at a nationally televised news conference Thursday, announced he had fired one of his top aides who, emails indicate, was behind a move to purposely cause a massive traffic jam to punish a mayor who refused to support Christie’s re-election.

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  • Aldo Ramirez posted at 4:24 pm on Fri, Jan 10, 2014.

    Aldo Posts: 18

    Puppets don't talk.

  • Jay Shapiro posted at 2:48 pm on Fri, Jan 10, 2014.

    jayshapiro Posts: 28

    If you are aware that you are not very bright, informed, or articulate, then it is both easier and safer to have some factotum act as your "spokesperson." Furthermore, if Martinez (or her factotums) genuinely has national ambitions, then she is making a huge misjudgment in supporting a bullying, mean-spirited, petty liar whose own political fortunes are sinking into a swamp of his own creation. Say goodnight Susana.

  • Dominic Montoya posted at 9:27 am on Fri, Jan 10, 2014.

    Dominic Montoya Posts: 57

    When are we ever going to hear Governor Martinez speak for herself? It seems like everytime a quote is published, it is always a spokesman speaking on behalf of the administration. Maybe she is out of state gathering funds for her re-election campaign again? Any guess is as good as mine!

  • Jospeh Tafoya posted at 8:16 am on Fri, Jan 10, 2014.

    Jighead Posts: 75

    Message to Governor Christie plausible deny-ability only works for Obama. If you use this strategy and take action (i.e. fire someone) your position on the scandal will immediately be scrutinized by the media. If you know nothing about nothing then you do nothing. Doing something is akin to throwing gas on the fire. I would recommend all GOP candidates read "Saul Alinsky Rule for Radicals", you will either learn what your up against or you can use it as your playbook. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/don-lemon-grills-dnc-head-why-is-christie-suspicious-if-he-denies-involvement-but-not-obama/


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