It's time for Team Clinton to get busy in the Garden State. There are surely Democrats somewhere who have been nudged, pushed, barked at or bullied by someone in the Christie administration, or at least that's the way they might remember it. The looming threat to a Hillary Clinton candidacy — the New Jersey governor's status as the nation's "hottest" politician — is on ice for now, but he could coming roaring back.
With trademark rudeness, Christie had ripped the very suggestion the "traffic study" that paralyzed drivers for days last September was fake and politically motivated. Even in his two-hour press conference to answer questions, he still couldn't bring himself to concede the whole thing, which the head of the Port Authority still knows nothing about — was a hoax.
"There still may have been a traffic study that now has political overtones to it," Christie said, fortunate that not one reporter laughed out loud.
The question of whether there was a traffic study matters little. Christie's entire future in politics hinges on whether he was aware of the actions of his staff, study or no study. Unless and until that is revealed, he can count on the Clintons and their fellow Democrats to keep burning up the phone lines in New Jersey.
WILL THE GATES MEMOIR HURT HILLARY CLINTON IN 2016? AskAB returns Tuesday, Jan. 14. Please join my weekly video Q&A by sending your questions and comments to email@example.com. Thank you.