“How Could Anybody Do Such a Horrible Thing?”

IMG_6362-650x975Well, that missing four-year old wasn’t going to vote for Chris Christie.

“There was a missing child that day. The police had trouble conducting that search because they were tied up directing traffic,” says Jan Goldberg, a Fort Lee councilman who works with local emergency personnel. Police found the missing child, a four-year-old. “But with the streets in the condition they were, I would venture to say that the search took longer,” Goldberg says.

Ila Kasofsky, a Fort Lee councilwoman, tells Mother Jones that ambulances and other emergency vehicles could not get through the gridlock. In the aftermath of the lane closures, Kasofsky says she spoke with a Fort Lee resident who couldn’t get over the bridge to support her husband through major surgery. Another Fort Lee woman was unable to pick up her son after his dialysis session.

Or that kid whose parent was late picking him up from dialysis — bet he wasn’t gonna vote for Christie!

As the emails make very clear:

“They are the children of Buono voters,” another replied, referencing Christie’s election opponent, Democrat Barbara Buono.

There are people working for Chris Christie, Who.Did.Not.Care.

Goldberg called the messages revealed on Wednesday “outrageous,” saying, “It’s unimaginable that they could stoop to that level.”

“I was furious,” adds Kasofsky. “To affect the lives of thousands and thousands of people, their safety, their basic quality of life—how could anybody do such a horrible thing?”

How indeed?

2 thoughts on ““How Could Anybody Do Such a Horrible Thing?”

  1. Phoenix Woman

    An elderly lady died as a result of Chris Christie’s office’s hissy fit.
    From http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/fort_lee_woman_died_as_gwb_closures_delayed_medical_help.html
    <blockquote>The controversial lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last September delayed emergency responders from attending to at least four medical situations in Fort Lee — including helping a 91-year-old woman who lay unconscious and later died, according to <a href=”http://www.northjersey.com/fortlee/GWB_lane_closures_delayed_EMS_response_in_Fort_Lee.html“>a report by The Record.</a>


    On the morning of Sept. 9 — the first day of the gridlock — EMS crews took seven to nine minutes to arrive at the scene of a car accident in which four people were injured, when the response time should have been less than four minutes, according to the report.
    It then took responders seven minutes to reach the unconscious woman that morning, the report said. She later died of cardiac arrest at a hospital, according to the report. </blockquote>

    1. Teddy Post author

      Yeah, it’s terribly unfortunate but Governors don’t usually generate headlines like the one Chris Christie may be facing: “Christie Lied, People Died.”  

      It is entirely possible.