Gee, where have we heard that phrase before, “punish our enemies,” I mean?
As we discussed on last Sunday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, once the democrats set out to destroy someone the initial accusation of wrongdoing and the subsequent investigation is just the beginning. Just ask Scooter Libby.
Now even 1980’s track superstar/Olympian Carl Lewis is joining in. From Time magazine:
Olympian Carl Lewis said on Monday that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie canceled a plan to give the track star a position after Lewis decided to run for state senate in 2011.
The nine-time Olympic gold medalist was reportedly set to serve as the state’s “fitness ambassador,” before he decided to run against a Republican incumbent in 2011. Yet when rumors began swirling about Lewis’ campaign, he told NJ.com that he received a call from Governor Christie dissuading him from running.
“I thought it was going just fine. And when I started to run, when he talked to me on the phone that night, he said ‘If you run, we’re going to have to cancel the program,’” Lewis said.
Lewis eventually withdrew from the race because he didn’t meet the state’s residency requirement.
Wait, he wasn’t even eligible to run? This latest allegation against Gov. Christie seems to be a stretch, and not like the ones Carl Lewis does before and after his track events.
Even if we accept the validity of the charge of “intimidation”, leaving aside the questions about how it’s possible to intimidate someone to get out of an election when he’s not eligible to be a candidate, can anyone explain how what Gov. Christie did is different from this?