- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In light of Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal, the folks at the Daily Beast unearthed a clip from February 2013 of the New Jersey Republican telling constituents his favorite part about being governor: no traffic.

“When you are governor, they close the Lincoln Tunnel for you,” he said to a round of applause. “And you get to drive right through. No traffic! It’s the best! I love going to New York now. I used to hate it because I’d sit in the traffic. Now, no traffic. I love it!”

Mr. Christie described a scene where he and his wife, Mary Pat, drove into New York City without traffic.

“She looked at me and said, ‘This never gets old,’” he said. “It might be the major reason she wants me to be reelected.”

Mr. Christie said he knew nothing about the September scheme in Fort Lee, N.J., in which toll lanes were blocked off to the George Washington Bridge, causing serious gridlock that may have been a form of payback after the town’s Democratic mayor failed to endorse the governor for reelection.

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