Todd Starnes

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the Associated Press the “revelations are troubling for any public official.” But she said: “They also indicate what we’ve come to expect from Gov. Christie – when people oppose him, he exacts retribution.”

That’s almost farcical coming from a presidential administration that launched Internal Revenue Service investigations against Tea Party organizations and pro-life organizations.

Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) called the actions by Christie’s administration “the worst type of political retaliation and abuse of public trust.”

I respectfully disagree. An Internal Revue Service audit of Billy Graham and ordering a church to turn over its membership roles is the worst type of political retaliation and abuse of the public trust.

To our knowledge, Gov. Christie did not secretly spy on traffic reporters or threaten to throw them in jail for suggesting alternative routes to avoid congestion.

No one lost their automobile insurance.

He did not blame the lane closures on a YouTube video. Terrorists did not blow up the bridge nor did they did they harm the head of the Port Authority on the streets of Fort Lee.

He did not order the New Jersey State Police to spy on motorists to determine whether they were using the left lane or the right.

Last summer President Obama took Republicans to task for what he called an “endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals.”

Yet he remains noticeably silent when his own party piles into a pickup truck and tries to run down Christie like he’s a possum crossing a Southern highway.

The scandal is not the closing of the George Washington Bridge. The real scandal is a Mainstream Media that somehow thinks getting home late for Hamburger Helper is akin to terrorists attacking an American consulate in Benghazi.

In the face of such absurdity, Christie was shockingly calm and measured. Had he been a lesser man, I suspect the governor would’ve told those reporters to blow it out their tail pipes.


Todd Starnes

Todd Starnes is the host of Fox News & Commentary – heard daily on 250+ radio stations. He’s also the author of “Dispatches From Bitter America.” To check out all of his work you can visit his website or follow him on Twitter @toddstarnes. In his spare time, Todd is active in his church, plays golf, follows SEC football, and eats barbecue. He lives in New York City.