Governor Chris Christie yesterday called on the New Jersey Press Corps and law enforcement agencies to deploy the same aggressiveness towards Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assemblyman John Wisniewski, the co-Chairs of the Legislative Committee that investigated the George Washington Bridge scandal, that they have applied to him .Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: American Bridge 21st Century, Assemblyman John Wisniewski, Bridgegate, Caroline Casagrande, Chris Christie, Democratic National Committee, Mary Pat Angelini, Senator Loretta Weinberg, Susan McCue, WikiLeaks | Comments Off on Christie Calls For Investigation Into Bridgegate Committee Leaders, Says Press Is Not Doing Its Job
Wikileaks released 1258 of Hillary Clinton’s emails yesterday. The website obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Request on February 29, 2016.
There are several Monmouth County connections in the emails released.
Congressman Chris Smith was mentioned in 87 of Clinton’s emails on subjects ranging from Sean Goldman being reunited with his father David of Tinton Falls after being abducted to Brazil by his mother, to the congressman’s opposition to tax payer funded abortions and Planned Parenthood funding. Emails that mentioned Smith revealed that the Secretary and other State Department officials were busy lobbying members of congress to pass the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) in late 2009 through its final passage in March in 2010.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Hillary Clinton, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Frank Pallone, Hillary's emails, Monmouth County News, WikiLeaks | 1 Comment »
By Art Gallagher
Vasko Kohlmayer at American Thinker thinks it is, x 10. Michael Harlin, also of American Thinker, says the leaks are a “game changer” for the 2012 Presidential election that GOP contenders should not waste.
I don’t get what all the fuss is about.
Is the bra size of Khadafi’s nurse and the fact that no one knows his routine like she does really a matter of national security? Is anyone really surprised that Saudi Arabian leaders want the U.S. to neutralize Iran? Better us than the Israelis they probably think.
The cables show something many have always known — that most so-called leaders and politicians are liars, schemers, crooks, egomaniacs, and incompetents.
Unfortunately, the above characterization applies also to this country’s government elites. The documents reveal these people’s duplicity and the fact that they cannot protect even their own internal data. But what would you expect of Hillary Clinton’s State Department? Would you expect it to be a well-oiled machine filled with people of high ability and integrity? But let’s not be unfair to Hillary Clinton. Government rarely does anything right. One wonders only why so many people still believe in it.
Yes, it is unfortunate that our leaders and politician are liars, schemers, crooks, egomaniacs and incompetents. I didn’t need WikiLeaks to dump cables full of gossip to tell me that. But I’m from New Jersey.
I could be proved wrong, but I don’t think this story has the legs the media elite thinks it does or that it is as earth shattering as the government elites apparently think it is.
It’s interesting to learn that our diplomats are keeping dossiers on their counterparts. Maybe it is Jersey cynic in me, but I assume the counterparts in the diplomatic community are doing the same thing to our diplomats and leaders and have been for years. Don’t you think that Russia, France or Israel had a file on Bill Clinton’s proclivities before Ken Starr’s grand jury found out about them?
Glenn Beck said the WikiLeaks don’t contain any new information, but that they are contributing to the perfect storm of anarchy and chaos that will cause the collapse of the free world. If there is nothing new, why anarchy and chaos? I need to put my tin foil cap on to understand the rest of what Beck said.
So far we are fortunate that the material that WikiLeaks has released is nothing new. It’s more entertaining than Jon Corzine’s email exchanges with Carla Katz. What is distressing is that Jon and Carla’s email was more secure than our state secrets. What is distressing is that our government can shut down websites that are selling counterfeit goods but can’t protect its electronic communications from a private in Baghdad pretending to listen to Lady Gaga.
The WikiLeaks cable dump will not be Obama’s Katrina. The cable dump is not a “game changer” favoring the GOP in the 2012 Presidential election, nor should it be. This issue will blow over before Christmas. The GOP should keep focused on the economy, the size of government and taxes and spending.Posted: November 30th, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: WikiLeaks | Tags: WikiLeaks | Comments Off on Is WikiLeaks Obama’s Katrinia?
David Corn makes the case at Politics Daily.
If Hillary Clinton leaves the Obama administration, would she challenge the President in a 2012 primary, like Ted Kennedy challenged Jimmy Carter in 1980?
A credible primary challenge would increase significantly increase the odds that Obama is a one term President.Posted: November 30th, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: WikiLeaks | Tags: Hillary Clinton, WikiLeaks | 3 Comments »