The Trial is done. The guilty verdicts are in. So in an effort to turn the page on this chaotic chapter in New Jersey’s history, we present Bridgegatepalooza – – a wrap-up of the political retribution scheme that derailed the rising star of the national Republican party, and ended – we thought – the political future of Chris Christie.
Host David Furst is joined by a group of reporters who covered the Bridgegate saga as it unfolded. Shawn Boburg, formerly with the Record now with the Washington Post… Heather Haddon and Ted Mann with the Wall Street Journal… Tom Moran, the Star-Ledger’s Editorial Page Editor… and of course, WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Matt Katz.
Looking back after the trial, Ted Mann says, “These are people who didn’t think they were gonna get caught. And when they didn’t think they were gonna get caught, they weren’t weeping and they weren’t appealing to you to consider their backgrounds in public service… They were speaking very nastily about their fellow human beings and they were doing things that they would never justify in the light of day.”
The Christie Tracker Podcast is a production of WNYC, an NPR-affiliate in New York City.