Saturday, January 11, 2014

What's in a name? A plugged bridge!

 OK, gang.  Was there an ominous forewarning that was encoded in the name of the woman responsible for Bridgegate? (See Gail Collins)  Why did it take weeks after Gov. Christie's loyal team had plugged  the George Washington Bridge to connect the dots with Christie's deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly?   Who knew?

As one who has never been confused with Abe Lincoln or Abe Vigoda I have not  been  overly sensitive about name association and for the large part gotten away with it.

But in this instance, do you think Bridget was trying to tell us something all along for weeks?

Gail Collins wrapped up the mess this way:
"This is very big.  Voters have been known to overlook financial chicanery or stuffed ballot boxes.  They might continue to love a guy who screwed up the local bond rating  or got evicted from the governor's mansion by an irate wife.  But could you ever trust a politician who was implicated in a deliberate  effort to ruin rush hour?"
Well said.  But even Collins overlooked the portent in Bridget's name.

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