Rutgers' student newspaper The Daily Targum weighed in on the scandals surrounding Christie on Tuesday.
We’re really glad that this whole Bridgegate fiasco came to light before our term as the Targum editorial board came to an end. With all the damn editorials we have written about Hurricane Sandy relief over the past year, all the pieces we’ve had to deal with hailing Gov. Chris Christie as some kind of hero, it’s pretty poetic that we’ve now come full circle with all the revelations that were made over winter break.Labeling the Bridgegate scandal "seriously so Jersey, it's ridiculous", they note it would be funny except for the obstruction to Emergency Services, possible loss of life and disrupting vital organ transplant deliveries. They also mention that it caused students "excruciating difficulty getting to their classes".
Apparently, having watched "House of Cards", they ain't buying what the Governor is selling.
All we can say is we feel Christie’s presidential hopes are now officially down the drain. For a guy who portrayed himself as having everything under control, it’s absurd to think that something this corrupt would just slide under his nose. He has stated that it was a member of his administration who orchestrated the whole ordeal and that he had no idea it was going down, and — like the Jerseyans that we are — we call bullshit.And they have an alternate suggestion for Christie's future.
When these revelations were first coming to light, Christie had the signature gall to dismiss a question about the closures by sarcastically responding, “I worked the cones, actually. Unbeknownst to everybody I was actually the guy out there in overalls and a hat. You cannot be serious with that question.”
With the way the future is looking, that doesn’t seem like such a joke now.