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104. Christie Exhumes Ghost of Ghouliani In 9/11 Lies at Debate
Sun Aug 9, 2015, 03:11 PM
Aug 2015

Last edited Sun Nov 15, 2015, 06:42 PM - Edit history (5)

Having survived my hangover from the Fixed News Mental And Moral Midget Mass Mud Wrestling Marathon (I mean, the Fox News 2015 GOP debate), I was able to evaluate Christie's performance. I'm happy to say that the way his true colors showed through rivaled Donald Trump's -- but that's not to say he wasn't set up a little.

For Fox News, the marching orders were clear -- make Jeb Bush look better and frontrunner Donald Trump look worse. Bush got softball questions that allowed him to appear passionate yet lucid; Trump was prodded into his trademark ranting and raving; and Christie was pitted against a candidate who opposes him on an issue, insuring that he'd lose his cool and go into bully attack mode:


ThinkProgress:...Christie said..."I was appointed U.S. Attorney by President Bush on September 10th, 2001, and the world changed enormously the next day, and that happened in my state. This is not theoretical to me..." In his closing remarks, Christie repeated the claim and date.

DailyKos: Setting aside that it is the (Foreign Intelligence) "Surveillance" Court...(not the Foreign Intelligence "Service" Court)...and that U.S. attorneys don't go before the FISC, there's a big problem here. Maybe Christie was so affected by the events of that day and the aftermath that his memory has got all foggy...Christie wasn't nominated for the U.S. attorney post until December (2001) of that year and started in January 2002...

EmptyWheel.com: The intervening crisis caused by the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington then delayed action on the nomination. In the interview for (his biography), Christie said he didn't hear again from the White House for two weeks and that things were slowed because there were no available FBI agents to do background checks, as they had been assigned to investigating the 9/11 attacks...

UPDATE: In an absolutely hysterical attempt to rebut the clear fact that he was not nominated when he said he was, Christie's people said he was informed he would be on September 10 at 4:30...But the rest of the explanation makes it clear they hadn't even done a background check yet!

Asbury Park Press: What actually happened on Sept. 10, 2001 is that Christie was informed by the White House that President George W. Bush had decided to nominate him as U.S. attorney. In a 2011 interview for (his) biography...Christie said the job offer was formally extended on that date by White House counsel Alberto Gonzales in a 4:30 p.m. phone call...

Christie spokesman Kevin Roberts said the reports criticizing Christie's use of the word 'appointed' have "been totally incorrect" and pointed to morning newspaper coverage from Sept. 11, 2001 saying Christie had been nominated a day earlier.

If the background check had not begun, never mind been completed, prior to September 2001, then Christie had been neither nominated nor appointed -- he'd only been put "under consideration" for the position. And deflecting from his hugging that evil President Obama by saying he can only remember hugging those affected by 9/11 is downright shabby. Doesn't he remember that Joe Biden practically kicked Rudy Guiliani out the 2008 presidential race single-handedly (single-footedly?) by describing him as "a noun, a verb, and 9/11"?


P.S. 9/11 happened in YOUR state, Governor Soprano? No, it happened in the state NEXT to yours -- the one that's CONNECTED to your state by "bridges" and "tunnels!"
I Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself..... Laxman May 2015 #1
k&r... spanone May 2015 #2
Just To Be Clear... Laxman May 2015 #3
What's the matter with (Mary Pat's) kids today? rocktivity May 2015 #4
For your work, Laxman.. I thank you! Cha May 2015 #5
Thank YOU Cha.... Laxman May 2015 #6
I know what you mean.. There's been so much illegality in the christie admin and from christie Cha May 2015 #9
I Was Trying To Decide.... Laxman May 2015 #7
That's almost more than my entire wardrobe! Beach Rat May 2015 #11
Beautifully presented malaise May 2015 #8
In A Shocking Development...... Laxman May 2015 #10
Some Pretty Damning Stuff.... Laxman May 2015 #12
Fascinating stuff malaise May 2015 #13
Too bad Christie and Wildstein aren't friends anymore rocktivity May 2015 #14
Well For Starters.... Laxman May 2015 #15
This message was self-deleted by its author rocktivity May 2015 #19
Thank you wheniwasincongress May 2015 #16
I'm Glad You Like Them.... Laxman May 2015 #17
Nobody Needs To Know..... Laxman May 2015 #18
"Kelly has been sending up signals she wanted to make a deal for a year. rocktivity May 2015 #20
Let's make a deal Monty! Beach Rat May 2015 #36
It's Hard To Decide... Laxman May 2015 #21
If We're All Being Honest.... Laxman May 2015 #22
K & R malaise May 2015 #23
So comprehensive it's overwhelming davidpdx May 2015 #24
It's Hard To Know What Is Best.... Laxman May 2015 #25
Christie's Funneling of Pension Money.... Laxman May 2015 #26
I'll stock up on popcorn malaise May 2015 #28
Christie Has Gotten Exactly What WE Paid For... Laxman May 2015 #27
While Christie Is Busy "Squeezing The Orange".... Laxman May 2015 #29
"IF" they go to trial? Backwoodsrider May 2015 #30
Well That's An Ominous Post..... Laxman May 2015 #31
my first thought when I saw skinny Wildstein was "the people behind Christie radiation poisoned him" Backwoodsrider May 2015 #33
Once Again The Interests Of The People Of NJ.... Laxman May 2015 #32
he probably keeps his conscience intoxicated with food Backwoodsrider May 2015 #34
In Our Latest Episode Of "Chris Christie-Fiscal Conservative"..... Laxman May 2015 #35
Now THIS Is What Real Leadership Looks Like..... Laxman May 2015 #37
If You've Been Reading The Crime Digest..... Laxman May 2015 #38
Is He Actually Mentally Ill.... Laxman May 2015 #39
The man is sick malaise May 2015 #40
It's Good To Be The King.... Laxman May 2015 #41
Different rules for the fat cats malaise May 2015 #42
Boink. Scurrilous May 2015 #43
I Urge An Apology From Everyone On DU..... Laxman May 2015 #44
He has really lost it malaise May 2015 #45
If Your Opponent Is Choleric Of Temper.... Laxman May 2015 #46
This message was self-deleted by its author rocktivity May 2015 #47
Also known as "Christie's Forty-Seven-Percent-Moment" (Good-natured jabs, my donkey) rocktivity May 2015 #50
See, Somebody Else Is Sorry Too.... Laxman May 2015 #48
Apparently The U.S. Attorney Is Not Finished..... Laxman May 2015 #49
Memorial Day-A Time To Reflect.... Laxman May 2015 #51
This message was self-deleted by its author rocktivity May 2015 #52
Bodyguard-Gate Update rocktivity May 2015 #53
Sweet malaise May 2015 #54
"Receipts? We ain't got no recepits. We don't need no receipts. rocktivity Jun 2015 #55
Is Christie's publicly-financed self-exonerating Mastro report about to come back to haunt him? rocktivity Jun 2015 #56
This Is Interesting.... Laxman Jun 2015 #57
Gloom, Despair, Agony: The Mastro Report is Gone rocktivity Jun 2015 #58
They Seem To Have Gotten.... Laxman Jun 2015 #59
Link fixed, thanks rocktivity Jun 2015 #62
Freaking awesome malaise Jun 2015 #60
You rock Laxman!!! While the non-memories of "Fitzmas" still hurt, I think this is different... winstars Jun 2015 #61
It Appears That Mr. Wildstein Knows... Laxman Jun 2015 #63
Some Confirmation From Other Sources.... Laxman Jun 2015 #64
Christie's Ethics Commissioner Slams Down The Feather Of Justice rocktivity Jun 2015 #65
Just For A Little Context..... Laxman Jun 2015 #66
K & R malaise Jun 2015 #67
What The State Supreme Court Giveth, HUD Hath Taketh Away rocktivity Jun 2015 #68
I Know Haley Barbour Is Your Friend... Laxman Jun 2015 #69
Christie Keeps Going Around Saying.... Laxman Jun 2015 #70
Are The Rats Turning On Each Other.... Laxman Jun 2015 #71
Sounds to me like they're saying that a judge is incapable rocktivity Jun 2015 #72
The day is coming when Christie malaise Jun 2015 #74
I have said all along, he will never get convicted of any crime. He seems to let others.... Logical Jun 2015 #73
Yes, it's entirely possible that he'll never be convicted rocktivity Jun 2015 #75
+1000 for that. I hate the man. I so bad want him to go away for ever. nt Logical Jun 2015 #76
now what? Backwoodsrider Jun 2015 #77
So Christie Is Going To Take The Plunge.... Laxman Jun 2015 #78
Christie's cure for domestic terrorism? Make Love, Not Law rocktivity Jun 2015 #79
Christie's latest power failure: Another storm, another self-serving response rocktivity Jun 2015 #80
Time To Break Out The Fleece..... Laxman Jun 2015 #81
Christie's House of (Race) Cards rocktivity Jun 2015 #82
I love the smell of vindication in the morning rocktivity Jun 2015 #83
And let the Crew Christie Presidental Campaign screwups begin! rocktivity Jun 2015 #84
UPDATE: (Hillary Supporter) Jon Bon Jovi Says He Gave (Hillary Opponent) Christie Permission rocktivity Jun 2015 #85
4. He's lost control of his campaign slogan's Twitter hashtag rocktivity Jul 2015 #86
6. His campaign launch speech drew mixed reviews rocktivity Jul 2015 #87
Even the LAWYERS are lawyering up??? rocktivity Jul 2015 #88
k & r flamingdem Jul 2015 #89
Is The U.S. Attorney's Office Compromised..... Laxman Jul 2015 #90
Even YOU saw a need to differentiate Bridge(t)-Gate from the Hunterdon Mess rocktivity Jul 2015 #91
Laxman Nails The Mastro Report Subpoena: It's "We're Not Worthy!" Time rocktivity Jul 2015 #92
Too nice to yell at people at town hall meetings anymore -- or too tired? rocktivity Jul 2015 #93
Well Here's A Rock About To Be Turned Over.... Laxman Jul 2015 #94
Here's Rachel Maddow's reporting on the Hunterdon Mess from last January rocktivity Jul 2015 #96
Christie Doesn't Know Any Of These People..... Laxman Jul 2015 #97
Christie Health Commissioner Suddenly Decides She's Sick Of Her Job rocktivity Jul 2015 #95
Christie Confirms Bruce Is Still His Fave NJ Musician, Gets Ovation From Bruce's Fans rocktivity Aug 2015 #98
He's Being Funded By A Tabloid? That Explains Why He's Started Talking Like One rocktivity Aug 2015 #99
Christie takes money from Exxon Lobbying Firm rocktivity Aug 2015 #100
This message was self-deleted by its author rocktivity Aug 2015 #101
We're Cooked As A Country.... Laxman Aug 2015 #103
Christie's national explanation of the tunnel (to nowhere) rocktivity Aug 2015 #102
Christie Exhumes Ghost of Ghouliani In 9/11 Lies at Debate rocktivity Aug 2015 #104
How To Loot A Public Pension..... Laxman Aug 2015 #105
Anatomy Of A Sellout..... Laxman Aug 2015 #106
Breathtaking Arrogance? How About Heart-Stopping Arrogance? rocktivity Aug 2015 #107
Where Have I Seen This Before..... Laxman Aug 2015 #108
This Is Very Interesting..... Laxman Aug 2015 #109
Well, it confirms both our suspicions rocktivity Aug 2015 #110
Duplicate Duh Donald! rocktivity Aug 2015 #111
Fedex Was A Modest Contributor..... Laxman Sep 2015 #112
Duplicating Duh Donald: Christie Flip-Flops on Bruce Springsteen* rocktivity Sep 2015 #113
K & R malaise Sep 2015 #114
Mayday, Mayday! This Is The Chairman's Flight..... Laxman Sep 2015 #115
Crew Christie Airlines -- "You're The Graft Beneath Our Wings!" rocktivity Sep 2015 #116
Mourning 9/11, Christie Style rocktivity Sep 2015 #117
Another 9/11, another Christie em-boor-ass-ment rocktivity Sep 2015 #120
This Is Looking More And More Like... Laxman Sep 2015 #118
Remember the new job Christie's Health Commissoner suddenly took? rocktivity Sep 2015 #119
Christie declares state of emergency (for his national media coveage) rocktivity Oct 2015 #121
What A Great Leader.... Laxman Oct 2015 #122
Commander In Chump rocktivity Oct 2015 #123
The Adulterous National Guard Commander.... Laxman Oct 2015 #125
Another Friday News Dump... Laxman Oct 2015 #124
You mean it WASN'T a typo? rocktivity Oct 2015 #127
Governor For Sale.... Laxman Oct 2015 #126
The Video Version Of.... Laxman Oct 2015 #128
Christie's Gut Check Week (a metaphor, not a weight joke) rocktivity Nov 2015 #129
He ain't heavy (if you'll pardon the expression) he's his brother rocktivity Nov 2015 #130
Will Bill Baroni end up an April fool? rocktivity Nov 2015 #131
it finally makes sense Backwoodsrider Dec 2015 #132
Goody -- that means we can add destroying evidence to his charges rocktivity Dec 2015 #133
Just A Little Slip..... Laxman Dec 2015 #134
Just What Are These Guys Hiding... Laxman Dec 2015 #135
case now amping up Backwoodsrider Dec 2015 #136
Christie Call To NY Gov Coumo RE Foye Surfaces In Bridge(t)-Gate Book rocktivity Jan 2016 #137
Didn't Christie just fantasize about beating a woman and then serving her with a subpoena? rocktivity Feb 2016 #138
Good for the judge. Beacool Feb 2016 #139
any grounds appeal? Backwoodsrider Feb 2016 #140
I Wish I Knew Where This Was Going..... Laxman Feb 2016 #141
An Amazing Summation Of Christie..... Laxman Feb 2016 #142
Chris who? Backwoodsrider Feb 2016 #143
An Amazing Summation Of Christie (Written Thirty-Five Years Ago) rocktivity Mar 2016 #147
"Like Any Good Monster, He Just Came Back Stronger." -- Ice T rocktivity Feb 2016 #144
Fighting for absolute political power while fighting off obscurity rocktivity Mar 2016 #145
Six NJ Newspapers Join Together...... Laxman Mar 2016 #146
"Who are you going to believe -- me, or my lying face?" rocktivity Mar 2016 #148
And you may find yourself...trying to work for President Trump rocktivity Mar 2016 #149
Just When He Thought It Was Safe To Stand Next To Trump Again rocktivity Apr 2016 #150
After a drought of news, he gives us a deluge -- rocktivity Jul 2016 #151
Doesn't It Feel Good.... Laxman Jul 2016 #152
Working His Way Back To Duh Donald™ rocktivity Jul 2016 #153
Melania Trump Said She Got "A Little Help" With Her Convention Speech rocktivity Jul 2016 #154
Christie's RNC Kangaroo Court (He Supplied The Pouch) rocktivity Jul 2016 #155
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