Obama’s fellow Narcissist Christie in Deep Kimchi
January 12, 2014 • 6:14PM

Obama’s fellow narcissist, Chris Christie, seems about to get the treatment which Obama himself deserves—impeachment if not worse. On Sunday in the Washington Post, Dana Milbank wrote a column entitled "The New Jersey Narcissist," in which he makes the comparison to Obama: “Even in disgrace, the New Jersey governor … managed to turn his nationally televised news conference into a forum on the virtues of his favorite subject: himself. Use of the world “I”: 692 times. I’m: 119. I’ve: 67. Me. 83. My/myself: 134. Narcissism is the dominant theme in American politics today, and the man Christie would succeed in the Oval Office appears to suffer from an acute sense of his own righteousness. But Christie takes worship of self to a whole new level.”

Former New Jersey governor Thomas H. Kean who was one of Christie’s earliest political mentors, but who has since had a falling out with him said “On the one hand, I think he’s got a lot to offer…. On the other hand, you look at these other qualities and ask, `Do you really want that in your president?’” Kean, who has known Christie since Christie was a teenager faulted Christie for creating a culture among his tight inner circle in which no one “will ever say no to him, and that is dangerous.”

On Saturday, New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski, chairman of the transportation committee which is leading the investigation said on NBC News: . "Having people use their official position to have a political game is a crime. So if those tie back to the governor in any way, it clearly becomes an impeachable offense."

Wisniewski indicated that his committee will issue additional subpoenas on Monday or Tuesday for official and private emails, text messages and other documents from Christie's current and former top aides and then call them in "one by one" to testify.

Christie will be giving his State of the State address to the legislature on Tuesday. Also, Assemblyman Vincent Prieto, a Democrat and speaker-elect, announced that the chamber will hold a special session Thursday to reauthorize the committee’s subpoena power.

New documents released on Friday renew questions about what New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew and when he knew it.

One of the aides who Wisniewski and other Democrats said merit special scrutiny is Regina Egea, a senior staffer who Christie has designated to be his next chief of staff. Documents released Friday show that Egea was forwarded a copy of a scathing email from Patrick Foye, the Port Authority's executive director, at 10:44 a.m. on Sept. 13, 2012– four days after the first lane closures and a few hours after Foye sent it. In the email, Foye called the lane closures "abusive," a threat to public safety, and a violation of "federal law and the laws of both states" (New York and New Jersey.)

Bill Baroni, a Christie appointee who was then deputy director of the Port Authority, forwarded the email from Foye, marked "Importance: High," to Egea three hours after Foye sent it to top Port Authority officials. Wisniewski said, "It's hard to believe that she got that email and she just filed it away or she said nothing."
A letter released on Friday, written by Mayor Sokolich to Christie ally Bill Baroni, Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority also indicates that Port Authority police officers advised commuters that the lanes were closed down due to a decision made by the mayor: "Many members of the public have indicated to me that the Port Authority Police Officers are advising commuters in response to their complaints that this recent traffic debacle is the result of a decision that I, as the Mayor, recently made."

The U.S. Attorney investigating the scandal involving Chris Christie’s staffers affecting bridge traffic is a Hillary Clinton fundraiser who would have had his job eight years earlier had he not been passed over for Christie. New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s office is “reviewing the matter to determine whether a federal law was implicated.”